Linux Kernel News Archives
There Might Be A New Linux DRM Driver

An interesting mailing list question was posed yesterday to DRM developers, which raises the question there might be a new Linux DRM kernel driver being hacked.

3 March 2012 - Linux KMS - 2 Comments
New Wake Locks Patches Published For Linux Kernel

While this weekend saw the release of the Linux 3.3-rc5 kernel, which Linus Torvalds self-admitted was pretty boring, also hitting the mailing list this past week were new kernel patches to implement auto-sleep and "wake locks" support.

27 February 2012 - Power Management - 13 Comments
Moving Linux Kernel Drivers To User-Space? Nope.

Brought up on the Linux kernel mailing list this week was a short-lived discussion whether Linux device drivers should be moved from kernel-space to user-space in an attempt to provide "greater security and robustness" of Linux systems.

24 February 2012 - Linux Kernel - 39 Comments
Linux 3.4 Kernel Set To Speed-Up Intel's GPU Driver

While the Linux 3.3 kernel is still weeks away from release, there's more building up to look forward to with its successor: the Linux 3.4 kernel. A few months down the road when Linux 3.4 makes it out, there will be some additional Intel performance improvements.

23 February 2012 - Linux 3.4 - 3 Comments
After BFS, Now Comes The BLD Linux Scheduler

Adding to the already existing Linux schedulers, including the out-of-tree Brain Fuck Scheduler (BFS), is now a proposal to integrate a new scheduler... The Barbershop Load Distribution scheduler.

12 February 2012 - Barbershop Load Distribution - 6 Comments
Going Over The Good & Bad For UEFI On Linux

Another one of the interesting talks that was recorded from Linux.Conf.Au in Ballarat, Australia last week was the presentation by Matthew Garrett. He went over the good and bad of UEFI support under Linux.

25 January 2012 - LCA 2012 - Add A Comment
Adaptive Tickless Linux Kernel Support Status

Back in 2007 (the Linux 2.6.21 days) the mainline Linux kernel received tickless idle support. With the system idling, the timer tick no longer needlessly goes off with the "NOHZ" feature. Being worked on since last year is now adaptive tickless support, which extends the tickless functionality to non-idle cases.

18 January 2012 - Adaptive Timer Tick - 1 Comment
Frontswap Still Not Ready For Linux 3.3 Kernel

While the Frontswap patches with Cleancache have been available for several Linux kernel release cycles, the Frontswap support still hasn't been merged. Another Oracle developer is now taking over maintenance of Cleancache and getting Frontswap finally ready for merging, but it's too late for the Linux 3.3 kernel.

13 January 2012 - Maybe 3.4? - Add A Comment
The Linux 3.3 DRM Pull Is Heavy On Enhancements

There's more Linux 3.3 kernel news to report... This time it's the DRM pull request officially going in (and being accepted) as it's heavy on enhancements for open-source graphics drivers.

10 January 2012 - Linux 3.3 Kernel - 4 Comments
Radeon VM, DMA-BUF Will Go Into Linux 3.3 Kernel

The Radeon virtual memory (VM) support -- part of the Radeon HD 7000 series upbringing -- is now in the DRM next tree for landing in the Linux 3.3 kernel. Separate from the expected 3.3 graphics pull request, Linaro's "dma-buf" has already been sent to Linus Torvalds for merging into the mainline tree.

6 January 2012 - Woohoo - 6 Comments
Did Your System Take A Dive With Linux 3.2?

If you upgraded today to the just-released Linux 3.2 kernel and your Intel system is now having problems booting this new kernel release, you're not alone, but here's a possible workaround.

5 January 2012 - IOMMU Problem - 30 Comments
What's Coming For The Linux 3.3 Kernel DRM Pull

Now that the Linux 3.2 kernel is released, the Linux 3.3 kernel merge window is open. Here's a quick look at what should be queued up for the Linux 3.3 kernel when it comes to the DRM graphics area.

5 January 2012 - With 3.2 Done - 1 Comment

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