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The DRM Changes To Find With The Linux 4.14 Kernel

With the Linux 4.13-rc6 kernel now being out for a few days, we're now past the timeframe for which DRM subsystem maintainer David Airlie allows new feature code to be staged in DRM-Next. Thus we have a pretty solid look at the highlights of the new Direct Rendering Manager features/changes coming for the Linux 4.14 kernel.

23 August 2017 - Linux 4.14 DRM - 2 Comments
Linux 4.13-rc6 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has made available the Linux 4.13-rc6 kernel release candidate with nearing this next stable kernel release in about two to three weeks time.

20 August 2017 - Linux 4.13-rc6 - 2 Comments
HMM Revised Its 25th Time, Seeking Inclusion In Linux 4.14

Jerome Glisse of Red Hat has published his 25th revision to the Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) patch series. HMM is about allowing a process address space to be mirrored and for system memory to be transparently used by any device process.

17 August 2017 - Heterogeneous Memory Management - 1 Comment
Facebook Looking To Add Zstd Support To The Linux Kernel, Btrfs

Zstd (also known as Zstandard) is a lossless data compression developed by Facebook that has been open-source since last year. This BSD-licensed compression algorithm aims to offer compression similar to zip/gzip but with faster speeds both for compression and decompression. Facebook developers are now looking at adding this support to the Linux kernel.

4 August 2017 - Zstd - 45 Comments
Linux 4.13-rc1 Kernel Released

Linus Torvalds has announced the end of the Linux 4.13 kernel merge window one day early and with that 4.13-rc1 is now available.

15 July 2017 - Linux 4.13 - 6 Comments

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