Following the recent Mesa 11.2-devel Git tests on Skylake I also ran a comparison to see if the OpenGL performance differed at all when comparing Linux 4.3.0 to Linux 4.4 in its second release candidate form.
If you've been curious about what the atomic mode-setting craze has been about within DRM/KMS drivers, here's a recent presentation on the matter.
Linus Torvalds has just released the second weekly test build for the Linux 4.4 kernel.
An unheard of independent developer has proclaimed designing a new, fast, and unbreakable encryption algorithm. While he admits to not being a mathematician or cryptoanalyst, he's wanting to get this encryption algorithm in the mainline Linux kernel and distributions.
Linus Torvalds announced today the first release candidate for Linux 4.4.
Con Kolivas has released the BFS scheduler v0.465 with support for the Linux 4.3 kernel.
With the Linux 4.3 Git tree at around 20.6 million lines of code, documentation, and utilities, I was curious to see whether the Linux 4.4 merge window was heavy enough to bump it over 21 million lines...
With the Linux 4.4 kernel the Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop owners out there will finally have support for using their ESC key.
Dave Chinner has now sent in the XFS file-system updates for the Linux 4.4 kernel.
It's usually not worth mentioning Kconfig changes for each new Linux kernel release, but this time around there is actually new functionality to point out.
With Linux 4.4 bringing important fixes for EXT4's native file-system-level encryption, several Phoronix readers have inquired about how to actually use this new functionality.
We're half-way through the Linux 4.4 kernel merge window so here's a recap of the features that have made it thus far for this next open-source kernel cycle.
With having an Arch-based Manjaro Linux installation around from the recent large Linux distribution comparison / performance showdown I carried out some extra tests this weekend.
The HID driver updates were mailed in on Friday for the Linux 4.4 merge window.
Besides the Btrfs pull request being sent in today for the Linux 4.4 merge window, the EXT4 updates were also sent in today by Ted Ts'o.
Chris Mason sent in the pull request today for updating the Btrfs file-system for Linux 4.4.
Jaegeuk Kim sent in the Flash-Friendly File-System (F2FS) updates today for targeting the Linux 4.4 kernel.
Greg Kroah-Hartman sent in his staging driver patches for the Linux 4.4 kernel on Wednesday.
The past few kernel cycles we've seen a fair amount of x86 Assembly changes with a goal of turning more Assembly into C code for the Linux kernel. That process has continued with the in-development Linux 4.4 kernel.
Herbert Xu mailed in the crypto subsystem updates this morning for the Linux 4.4 merge window.
Linux 4.3 has been released as was anticipated.
With Linux 4.3 expected for release today, I ran GitStats atop the latest Linux mainline Git code this morning for the latest development statistics.
While there was still a fair amount of code churn this week, if Linus remains comfortable with the state of the kernel, Linux 4.3 will be released this weekend.
Maxime Ripard of Free Electrons published a set of nineteen patches yesterday for adding Allwinner A10 display engine support via a new DRM driver for the Linux kernel.
If all goes well, Linux 4.3 will be released this weekend followed by the opening of the merge window for Linux 4.4.
A set of 70 kernel patches published today implement an "interactive" governor for the CPUFreq scaling driver, which has been developed by several mobile software/hardware companies.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.3-rc7 kernel hours earlier than normal due to traveling to Korea for the Linux Kernel Summit.
SMAF, short for the Secure Memory Allocation Framework, is the newest framework in development for the mainline Linux kernel. SMAF is designed to allocate and secure memory by DMA_BUF.
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.3-rc6 kernel a short time ago.
While it's still likely to be a few weeks before the Linux 4.3 kernel is officially released, there's already changes building up for landing in the Linux 4.4 merge window. Here's a very early look at some of the new functionality to expect for Linux 4.4.
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