A number of Phoronix readers have been pointing out material to indicate that the Linux kernel scheduler isn't as good as most people would assume.
Well known Linux kernel developer Matthew Garrett who has led the charge for a number of years about UEFI/SecureBoot issues, poorly secured devices, and more, has taken aim now at Intel's latest-generation "Skylake" systems.
Sasha Levin of Oracle has announced the formation of the Linux-Stable Security Tree.
Linus Torvalds has done his usual Sunday dance and released the Linux 4.6-rc3 kernel.
Another one of the interesting presentations from this week's Embedded Linux Conference was by ARM's Juri Lelli concerning the state of the Linux kernel's SCHED_DEADLINE CPU scheduler.
Have you ever been curious what it takes to port the Linux kernel to a new CPU architecture? Here's an interesting presentation from this week's Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) in San Diego.
With the first quarter being through at just around the time of the Linux 4.6 kernel merge window being done, I was curious to run some Git statistics on the Linux kernel code-base.
Linus Torvalds has issued the second weekly release candidate for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
Patches surfaced this morning on the Linux Kernel Mailing List for implementing a new kernel subsystem.
For some lighthearted weekend reading and sure to make for some interesting discussions in the forums is what was volleyed today onto the kernel mailing list: "The most insane proposal in regard to the Linux kernel development." It's about shaking up the way the Linux kernel development happens, but almost surely the proposal won't end up resulting in changes.
While the Linux 4.6 kernel is still a number of weeks away from being released with the merge window only having recently closed, the Intel OTC developers responsible for the i915 DRM graphics driver have already begun aligning their first round of updates for DRM-Next to in turn target Linux 4.7.
Linus Torvalds announced an early release of the Linux 4.6 kernel ahead of Easter.
A new file-system has been merged for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
With KDBUS having faced a large uphill battle in its attempt to be mainlined in the Linux kernel, systemd developers continue working on the new BUS1 project as a new, in-kernel IPC mechanism for Linux.
Last week was the big ACPI and power management updates for Linux 4.6 that included a redesign of CPUFreq and P-State to support callbacks invoked by the kernel's scheduler. A few more feature changes have now been queued up for pulling of the ACPI+PM work for Linux 4.6.
At the start of the merge window there was a proposal to land an in-kernel debugger with full x86/x86_64 disassembler support even though KDB/KGDB exists already. We're nearing the end of the merge window and Linus Torvalds so far has decided not to pull this MDB debugger as other kernel developers are also objecting.
Con Kolivas has released his new version of the BFS scheduler for the Linux kernel.
We are a little more than half-way through the Linux 4.6 kernel merge window so here's a quick look at the new changes and features that have made it into the code-base for this next major kernel release.
Tuxera has published a new stable version of their NTFS read-write driver for Linux.
The super exciting DRM subsystem updates for Linux 4.6 have been mailed in and it's one of the most exciting open-source DRM display/graphics driver updates in recent releases.
Linus Torvalds has honored the request to land the "objtool" stack frame validation support for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
The USB changes were made known this week for the Linux 4.6 kernel cycle.
Here is another big feature coming for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
Greg Kroah-Hartman on Thursday submitted his pull request of the staging area changes for targeting the Linux 4.6 kernel.
There are a number of ARM64/AArch64 architectural improvements heading in for the Linux 4.6 kernel.
EFI-enabled systems will see some nice improvements with the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel.
The Linux kernel's ACPI and power management subsystem maintainer, Rafael Wysocki, today sent out the latest patches on a new governor for the CPUFreq CPU frequency scaling driver for the Linux kernel.
In recent kernel cycles we've seen more and more x86 Assembly code get rewritten in C and for Linux 4.6 this process has continued.
The power management updates for Linux 4.6 are quite hearty.
If Linus Torvalds agrees to honor the pull, the Linux 4.6 kernel will feature an in-kernel debugger with full x86/x86_64 disassembler support.
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