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Linux Kernel News Archives

The Linux 3.16 Kernel Already Has A Ton Of New Features

The Linux 3.15 kernel isn't even expected for release until later today, but thanks to the Linux 3.16 merge window opening a week early to adjust to Linus Torvalds' upcoming schedule, we already have a good idea for a portion of the changes for the next kernel cycle.
8 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 7 Comments

LLVM Clang Moves A Bit Closer To Compiling The Linux 3.16 Kernel

The latest Linux 3.16 kernel pull request worth covering on Phoronix are the latest LLVMLinux patches for being able to compile the kernel with Clang rather than GCC.
8 June 2014 - Linux 3.16

Trying Out kGraft Live Kernel Patching On Ubuntu Linux

KGraft is the SUSE-developed approach to live-patching the Linux kernel as another reboot-less option similar to Ksplice.
6 June 2014 - kGraft - 7 Comments

Many ACPI & Power Management Changes Head Into Linux 3.16

Rafael Wysocki has sent in his ACPI and power management pull that will target the next Linux kernel release cycle.
6 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 9 Comments

Sound Support Gets Updated For The Next Kernel Release

Takashi Iwai has sent in the sound-related updates for the Linux 3.16 kernel.
6 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 6 Comments

Linux 3.16: New Synaptics Driver, Improved Sony DualShock 4 Driver

The HID/input pull request for the Linux 3.16 merge window has been sent in with some useful additions.
4 June 2014 - Input - 1 Comment

The Top Features Of The Linux 3.15 Kernel

With the Linux 3.15 kernel expected for release within the next few days, here is a rundown of the top features that are introduced as part of this big kernel release.
4 June 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 3 Comments

Scheduler Changes Queued For Linux 3.16

Among other pull requests in the past day like the new staging work and the plethora of ARM enhancements, Ingo Molnar sent in his scheduler changes for the Linux 3.16 kernel.
4 June 2014 - Linux Scheduler

The Staging Area Has Lots Of Changes In Linux 3.16

Greg Kroah-Hartman has sent out his various pull requests for the Linux 3.16 kernel. Of the subsystems maintained by Greg KH, the staging area again represents a bulk of the user-interesting changes.
3 June 2014 - Linux Staging - 5 Comments

Tegra K1, Samsung Multi-Platform, Other ARM'ing For Linux 3.16

The latest excitement out of the merge window for the Linux 3.16 kernel is a plethora of ARM hardware improvements.
3 June 2014 - Linux 3.16 - 2 Comments

Blk-mq Is Almost Feature Complete & Fast With Linux 3.16

Merged for the Linux 3.13 kernel was the multi-queue block layer allows for better SSD performance with reduced latency and by balancing I/O workload across multiple CPU cores and supporting multiple hardware queues. With the upcoming Linux 3.16 kernel, the "blk-mq" code is expected to be feature complete and deliver great performance.
2 June 2014 - Block Multi-Queue - 15 Comments

Years Later, Mainline Linux Supports Nokia's N900 Modem

The Nokia N900 smartphone launched in 2009 and for a time was quite popular with Linux enthusiasts, now has a modem driver within the mainline Linux kernel.
2 June 2014 - N900 Modem Driver - 16 Comments

Linux 3.15-rc8 Kernel Released, Linux 3.16 Merge Window Opens Early

The eighth release candidate for the Linux 3.15 kernel has been released. The official release of Linux 3.15 should happen next week, but meanwhile Linus has decided to open the merge window for Linux 3.16 one week early.
1 June 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 6 Comments

Intel & Radeon DRM Drivers Get Last Minute 3.15 Fixes

Fallout from the many changes introduced early on in the Linux 3.15 kernel cycle are almost all addressed and this next kernel release should happen in the very near future. As some last minute work are some notable fixes for the Intel and Radeon DRM graphics drivers.
30 May 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 13 Comments

ARM CoreSight Work Resurrected For The Linux Kernel

Work on supporting ARM's CoreSight technology within the mainline Linux kernel is back underway.
30 May 2014 - CoreSight

Linux 3.15 Kernel I/O Scheduler Benchmarks

After writing yesterday about the BFQ I/O scheduler update with its hopeful intentions of landing within the mainline Linux kernel, some readers wrote in about updated I/O scheduler results... Here they are.
28 May 2014 - I/O Scheduler - 3 Comments

BFQ Scheduler Still Trying For The Mainline Linux Kernel

With the latest patches sent out today, the BFQ I/O scheduler is still trying to get accepted for the mainline Linux kernel.
27 May 2014 - BFQ - 8 Comments

Linux 3.15-rc7 Kernel Released Back On Schedule

Just a few days past the abnormally long Linux 3.15-rc6 kernel, the Linux 3.15-rc7 release just took place to put the Linux 3.15 kernel back on schedule.
25 May 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 1 Comment

KDBUS Is Still Outstanding, Not Part Of The Mainline Kernel

While the KDBUS kernel D-Bus code was quick to advance and garner interest by upstream kernel developers and other stakeholders, with plans of merging KDBUS into the Linux kernel in 2014, it hasn't happened yet.
22 May 2014 - KDBUS - 22 Comments

The Abnormally Long Linux 3.15-rc6 Kernel Released

The sixth test release to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available after more time than usual lapsed since the 3.15-rc5 release.
21 May 2014 - Linux 3.15 - 6 Comments

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