Linus Torvalds issued on Sunday night the eighth weekly test version of the Linux 4.8 kernel with the expectation of officially releasing this new kernel next weekend.
It's been a while since last having anything to talk about with regard to Bcachefs as a file-system aiming for speed while having ZFS/Btrfs-like capabilities and being spun out of the Bcache caching code. This file-system now has tentative patches for complete encryption support.
Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.8-rc7 a few minutes ago and it's looking like this release cycle will likely drag on with a 4.8-rc8 release being likely next week.
The Git development community has launched a survey seeking feedback from users of this leading, open-source revision control system.
Con Kolivas announced this week BFS 497, a major new release of his scheduler that's now fitted for the Linux 4.7 kernel.
Open-source graphics contributor Lucas Stach has submitted the Etnaviv DRM driver pull request to DRM-Next for the future Linux 4.9 kernel cycle.
The "Landlock" Linux security module continues to be developed as an effort to let any progress -- even unprivileged processes -- create "powerful security" sandboxes.
Greg Kroah-Hartman is looking to land the Greybus driver subsystem into the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel subsystem. Greybus was a central piece to Google's recently cancelled Project Ara modular smartphone.
The latest Raspberry Pi VC4 DRM driver changes have now landed in DRM-Next for in turn landing in the mainline kernel when the Linux 4.9 merge window opens in a few weeks.
Just minutes ago the Linux 4.8-rc6 kernel was released.
Greg Kroah-Hartman announced he's planning on Linux 4.9 to be the next long-term supported kernel that he will maintain for a period two years.
Linus Torvalds announced the release a short time ago of the Linux 4.8-rc5 kernel, which ends up weighing in as bigger than last week's 4.8-rc4.
Last year we covered SMAF as the project aiming to allow for secure DMA-BUF usage. While that was written about nearly a year ago and had already gone through multiple patch revisions, unfortunately that code has yet to be mainlined.
The Linux kernel to now hasn't provided proper support for NVMe power-savings via APST, Autonomous Power State Transitions, but it's coming.
Continuing his Sunday tradition, Linus Torvalds released a few minutes ago the Linux 4.8-rc4 kernel.
With the sync validation framework leaving the staging area in Linux 4.9 and other work going on around the Android sync framework and explicit fencing, this functionality is becoming a reality that ultimately benefits the Linux desktop.
One of the exciting innovations within the Linux kernel in the past few years has been extending the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) to become a more generalized in-kernel virtual machine. The eBPF work with recent versions of the Linux kernel allow it to be used by more than just networking so that these programs can be used for tracing, security, and more.
Earlier this month David Herrmann sent out two kernel patches to hide "legacy" DRM drivers behind a new Kconfig switch and make these DRI1 drivers depend upon the kernel's "BROKEN" option. Not all are happy about these patches.
25 years ago to the day Linus Torvalds announced the creation of his kernel that would become Linux.
Linux 4.9 will see SW_SYNC support leaving the staging area.
As we've been covering the past few kernel cycles, a lot of low-level improvements have been happening to CPUFreq with going through a redesign and more plus the introduction of a new CPUFreq governor. If you're behind on this subject matter, here's some slides from this week's LinuxCon event that covers the changes.
Linus Torvalds announced today the third weekly test release of the Linux 4.8 kernel, which is currently codenamed the Psychotic Stoned Sheep.
A new driver addition coming only now to the Linux 4.8 kernel after the merge window closure is skx_edac.
The second weekly test release of the Linux 4.8 kernel is now available.
The merge window for Linux 4.8 closed this past weekend and while our feature overview covers all the exciting changes there is some functionality we wish would be in this kernel -- or existing functionality to otherwise be changed / improved upon -- that unfortunately is not.
During the early days of kernel mode-setting (KMS) one of the frequently talked about future improvements that could be made as a result of it were improved error messages (like Windows BSODs) in the case of problems and other improvements on that front. While patches have emerged from time to time, it still seems like functionality that's still less than fulfilled compared to the original talked about goals. Patches this week have been revived for DRM panic handling.
Just like clockwork, the first release candidate / development version of the Linux 4.8 kernel is now available for testing.
An independent developer is attempting to restore work on the SimpleDRM driver and potentially see it through to getting mainlined.
David Airlie sent in the main DRM feature update a short time ago for the Linux 4.8 kernel. The code has already landed while Linus Torvalds was quick to note he's encountered some Intel DRM driver troubles.
We've now started the back-half of the two week merge window for the Linux 4.8 kernel. Here's a recap of all the pull requests I covered during the first week of this yet another exciting kernel cycle.
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