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LLVM/Clang Is Advancing To Build The Linux Kernel

Going back years there's been work to build the Linux kernel with LLVM's Clang compiler rather than GCC. It's taken a lot of work by many individuals and organizations, but it's becoming an easier task to accomplish for multiple architectures. Here's where the Clang'ed Linux kernel is at today.
16 October 2013 - Clang'ing Linux - 8 Comments

Unified Linux CPU Boost Support Still Being Worked On

Kernel developers are still working on CPU Boost mode support for the Linux kernel's cpufreq to unify hardware and software-based solutions for CPU overclocking.
14 October 2013 - Unified Support - 6 Comments

Linux 3.12 Kernel Begins To Calm With RC5

Continuing in Linus Torvalds' usual Sunday tradition, the next release candidate of the Linux kernel is now available. With today's 3.12-rc5 kernel release, the rate of change for the Linux 3.12 kernel is lessening.
13 October 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc5

After 100 Point Releases, Linux 3.0 Is Being EOL'ed

Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of Linux 3.0.100 on Sunday and with that he intends to end-of-life this long-term kernel series in the coming days.
13 October 2013 - End-Of-Life

Armada DRM/KMS Driver Might Now Be Ready

For months now there's been an Armada DRM/KMS graphics driver for Marvell Armada ARM SoCs. Having gone through several patch revisions, it appears that all major issues have now been addressed for this nearly 5,000 line open-source driver.
7 October 2013 - Armada DRM - 1 Comment

Linux 3.12-rc4 Kernel Has Lots Of File-System Commits

As usual, Linus Torvalds released the latest Linux development kernel on Sunday.
6 October 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc4

Linux 3.12-rc3 Kernel Released

The third release candidate for the Linux 3.12 kernel is now available.
29 September 2013 - Not Too Exciting

There's Still Work On Mainlining exFAT Linux Support

There's still ongoing work to mainline the open-source exFAT file-system support within the Linux kernel.
25 September 2013 - exFAT Linux - 3 Comments

The Linux CONFIG_VT Mayhem

In the past number of months on Phoronix there have been numerous articles about the conquest of David Herrmann and others to killing CONFIG_VT in the Linux kernel or at least deprecating it. Here's the latest material on the matter.
25 September 2013 - CONFIG_VT - 4 Comments

Linux 3.12-rc2 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 3.12-rc2, but it's not overly exciting.
24 September 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc2 Kernel

Next Week Will Be Real Exciting For Linux Users

From interesting events to a number of important announcements, next week should be very exciting for open-source fans, gamers, and Linux enthusiasts.
20 September 2013 - Announcements - 10 Comments

FPGA Subsystem Proposed For Linux Kernel

For unifying common FGPA drivers, a FPGA subsystem has been proposed for the Linux kernel.
19 September 2013 - FPGA - 6 Comments

Ivy Bridge Graphics Benchmarks From Linux 3.12 Kernel

When running some Iris Pro 5200 graphics benchmarks we were surprised to see the Intel Linux 3.12 kernel changes didn't boost the performance at all given that it enables the 128MB of dedicated video memory. Additionally, within the forums there's been reports of Intel users seeing decreased performance out of the 3.12 kernel code. To clear up matters a bit, here's some Intel Ivy Bridge tests on Linux 3.12 compared to prior kernel releases.
18 September 2013 - Slowdowns? Gains?

Linux 3.12-rc1 Kernel Released With Glorious Features

While at the first day of LinuxCon in New Orlenans, Linus Torvalds went ahead and released the Linux 3.12-rc1 kernel as the first major development release for this major forthcoming open-source kernel update.
16 September 2013 - Linux 3.12-rc1 - 2 Comments

An Overview Of Linux 3.12 Kernel Features

The merge window for the Linux 3.12 kernel is coming to an end and 3.12-rc1 should be released soon. Here's an overview of the interesting merges that happened over the past two weeks as new features for Linux 3.12.
15 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Kernel - 2 Comments

Btrfs Gets Performance Improvements In Linux 3.12

We're late into the Linux 3.12 merge window and other prominent file-systems were already updated but on Thursday evening the Btrfs updates for the 3.12 kernel were finally published. With the new Btrfs pull does come some notable changes for this next-generation Linux file-system.
13 September 2013 - Btrfs Linux 3.12 - 6 Comments

Linux 3.12 Codenamed "Suicidal Squirrel"

After the Linux 3.11 kernel was codenamed "Linux for Workgroups" in reminisce of Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Linus Torvalds is using "Suicidal Squirrel" as the Linux 3.12 kernel codename.
12 September 2013 - Suicidal Squirrel - 15 Comments

EXT4, F2FS File-System Performance On Linux 3.12

In this article are some preview performance benchmarks of the EXT4 and F2FS file-systems on the Linux 3.12 kernel that's still in early stages of development.
11 September 2013 - Preview Benchmarks - 1 Comment

XFS File-System Changes Head Into Linux 3.12 Kernel

Following the new EXT4 features and F2FS changes for the Linux 3.12 kernel, the XFS file-system update has now occurred.
9 September 2013 - XFS Linux 3.12

Good Features For The Linux 3.12 Kernel

While the Linux 3.12 kernel isn't even up to its first RC release and thus the merge window hasn't closed yet, Linux 3.12 has already collected a number of promising features for the open-source kernel.
8 September 2013 - Linux 3.12 Kernel - 2 Comments

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