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Linux 4.16 Will Be Another Big Cycle For Intel's DRM Driver

We are just through week one of two for the Linux 4.15 merge window followed by eight or so weeks after that before this next kernel is officially released. But Intel's open-source driver developers have already begun building up a growing stack of changes for Linux 4.16 when it comes to their DRM graphics driver.

18 November 2017 - i915 Direct Rendering Manager - Add A Comment
Linux 4.15 Gets Fixed To Report Current CPU Frequency Via /proc/cpuinfo

A change recently in the Linux kernel led the CPU MHz reported value via /proc/cpuinfo to either be the nominal CPU frequency or the most recently requested frequency. This behavior changed compared to pre-4.13 kernels while now it's been fixed up to report the current CPU frequency.

17 November 2017 - CPUinfo Frequency - 5 Comments
Linux 4.15 Is Off To A Busy Start

As expected, the Linux 4.15 merge window is proving to be very action-packed with a lot of new code being queued for this next kernel release and we are less than 48 hours into this two week cycle.

14 November 2017 - Linux 4.15 In 48 Hours - 6 Comments
The Most Interesting Features Of The Linux 4.14 Kernel

If Linux 4.14 weren't an LTS release with so many changes, it would likely be released today with -rc7 having come last week, but due to the size of this new kernel, 4.14-rc8 will most likely be christened today followed by Linux 4.14 next weekend. Here's a reminder about some of the most technically interesting work in this new kernel update.

5 November 2017 - Linux 4.14 Kernel - 17 Comments
WireGuard Could Soon Be On Its Way To The Linux Kernel

Announced last summer by Jason Donenfeld was the "WireGuard" project as a next-generation secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel. It's looking like this network addition could soon be reaching the mainline Linux kernel.

2 November 2017 - WireGuard Linux VPN Tunnel - 20 Comments
Linux 4.14-rc7 No Longer Clashes With AppArmor To Break Networking

Earlier this month I warned about using Linux 4.14 with AppArmor can cause headaches, namely with the stock rules on distributions like Ubuntu and Debian you can find your networking support broken. That work has now been reverted after Linus Torvalds realized this issue as well.

30 October 2017 - Linus Upset - 61 Comments
OpenRISC SMP Support Is Getting Into Shape

While the OpenRISC architecture has been supported by the mainline Linux kernel, it hasn't supported symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for multi-core designs, but that is in the process of being changed.

30 October 2017 - OpenRISC SMP - Add A Comment
A ZSTD-Compressed Linux Kernel Could Be Up Next

The Facebook-developed Zstd compression algorithm was added to the Linux 4.14 kernel and hooked up for Btrfs/Squashfs file-system compression. Support is now being worked on so Zstandard can be used for compressing/decompressing the Linux kernel image.

11 October 2017 - ZSTD - 45 Comments

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