Linux Kernel News Archives
On Friday I reported that the Linux 3.11 kernel may lower power consumption for Intel systems. Since then, additional power consumption tests have revealed there are some changes within the Linux 3.11 but overall recent kernel releases are in better shape than the past.
28 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 Kernel - 3 Comments
It's still being investigated, but early indications are that the Linux 3.11 kernel is consuming less power at least for Intel CPUs.
26 July 2013 - Improved Power Consumption - 16 Comments
Patches to support compressing SquashFS file-systems with the LZ4 compression algorithm have been proposed for the mainline Linux kernel, but it's not clear at the moment whether the work will be accepted.
23 July 2013 - LZ4 SquashFS - 5 Comments
Samsung Electronics has dramatically ramped up their Linux hiring and development efforts in the past three years and they are still on track for hiring another 20,000 Linux and open-source developers.
22 July 2013 - Samsung Linux - 8 Comments
Rob Clark has posted the second version of his MSM DRM driver, an open-source reverse-engineered kernel Direct Rendering Manager driver for Qualcomm's "Snapdragon" SoCs.
22 July 2013 - Snapdragon DRM - 18 Comments
Linus Torvalds on Sunday announced the second release candidate for the Linux 3.11 kernel.
21 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 7 Comments
Linus Torvalds is usually complaining about too many pull requests during the Linux kernel development cycle when past its merge window, but this time around he's complaining about too few patches this week. He's also proclaimed himself the Goldilocks of kernel development.
18 July 2013 - Torvalds Rant - 98 Comments
Linus Torvalds announced the Linux 3.11-rc1 release on Sunday afternoon.
14 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 11 Comments
Nearing the end of the Linux 3.11 kernel with most (if not all) of the interesting pull requests merged, here's a look at the exciting features that will premiere in this next Linux kernel release.
12 July 2013 - Linux 3.11 - 1 Comment
The Linux 3.11 kernel will support kernel images compressed using the LZ4 compression algorithm.
11 July 2013 - LZ4 Compression - 21 Comments
A Linux kernel scheduler that's power-aware and aims for offering power-efficient performance has been published. The developer behind this new Linux scheduler is presently seeking other developer feedback on his set of nine patches.
10 July 2013 - Power-Aware Scheduling
Besides the Btrfs file-system updates that were merged today for the Linux 3.11 kernel, the XFS changes were also submitted and pulled.
9 July 2013 - XFS File-System - 1 Comment
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol Bis Working Group of the IETF has published a new Internet draft of the HTTP 2.0 protocol.
9 July 2013 - HTTP 2.0 - 13 Comments
David Airlie has submitted the DRM subsystem pull request for the Linux 3.11 kernel that is of monster size. The Radeon DRM kernel driver is now perhaps the single biggest Linux kernel driver by code size after the merging of its huge dynamic power management code addition.
9 July 2013 - DRM Changes For Linux 3.11 - 17 Comments
Linux wireless developers remain at work on support for 5 and 10MHz channels in order to prepare for future 802.11 standards.
9 July 2013 - Linux Wireless - 2 Comments
Beyond Xen and KVM virtualization coming to 64-bit ARM in the Linux 3.11, there's also other ARM architecture and SoC advancements within this next major kernel release.
4 July 2013 - ARM'ing Linux - 2 Comments
Samsung's Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) has been updated for the Linux 3.11 merge window.
3 July 2013 - F2FS File-System - 2 Comments
The sound/audio kernel driver pull request has been submitted for the Linux 3.11 merge window. The changes this time around aren't too exciting, but there's the continued bettering of the Linux audio stack.
3 July 2013 - ALSA / Sound Changes - 12 Comments
Ted Ts'o has already sent in his pull request for EXT4 file-system changes targeting the Linux 3.11 kernel.
2 July 2013 - EXT4 File-System - 8 Comments
The staging pull has been submitted for the Linux 3.11 kernel merge window and with it comes client support for Lustre, the high-performance parallel distributed file-system.
1 July 2013 - Lustre - 1 Comment
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