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EXT4 Encryption To Be Unified In Linux 4.8

Ted Ts'o usually sends in his EXT4 file-system updates later in the kernel merge window cycles, but not for Linux 4.8. Just one day into the Linux 4.8 merge window he's already submitted the new material to be merged for EXT4.

25 July 2016 - EXT4 For Linux 4.8 - 9 Comments
Linux 4.8 Implements ASLR For Kernel Memory Sections

In addition to hardened usercopy support being prepped for the Linux 4.8 kernel, the new CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_MEMORY option was sent in this morning via a separate pull request as another security feature for the 4.8 cycle.

25 July 2016 - CONFIG_RANDOMIZE_MEMORY - 3 Comments
The Size Of Different DRM Graphics Drivers In Linux 4.7

Last October I looked at The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa Graphics Drivers, but with it being nearly one year since then and Linux 4.7 due out today, I decided to run some fresh L.O.C. measurements on the popular DRM/KMS drivers to see their current sizes.

24 July 2016 - Lines Of Code - 6 Comments
Linux Has Seen 30k+ Commits So Far This Year

Being half-way now through the year and Linux 4.7 coming later this month, I figured it would be fun to run some statistics on the Linux kernel Git repository to see how this year is stacking up compared to past years.

14 July 2016 - Linux 2016 Stats - 4 Comments
More DRM Code Gets Aligned For Linux 4.8 Via DRM-Next

Complementing the significant amount of Intel DRM driver code already vetted and queued up for the Linux 4.8 cycle via DRM-Next, more code was pulled in last night for the various Direct Rendering Manager drivers in preparation for this next kernel cycle later in the summer.

9 June 2016 - More 4.8 DRM - 4 Comments
Linux 4.7-rc1 Kernel Released

The first test release of Linux 4.7 is now available. This new kernel version comes with plenty of new features and functionality.

29 May 2016 - Linux 4.7-rc1 - 7 Comments

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