Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 4.10 RC5 kernel.
It was widely expected that Linux 4.9 would be a "LTS" (Long Term Support) kernel release while now it's been made official.
The fourth weekly test release of the Linux 4.10 kernel is now available.
Jerome Glisse published his sixteenth version of the patches for implementing Heterogeneous Memory Management within the Linux kernel.
Linux 4.10-rc3 is now available as the latest weekly update to the Linux 4.10 kernel.
Jason Donenfeld who has been working on the WireGuard secure network tunnel for Linux has also been working on another security enhancement: adding the SipHash PRF to the Linux kernel.
Jerome Glisse of Red Hat has published his first set of Heterogeneous Memory Management (HMM) revisions for 2017.
The discussion has come up before about supporting Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) drivers in user-space rather than having to be tied within the Linux kernel while that outlook was reignited today with a new patch series wiring in said support.
Linus Torvalds has issued the second test release of the in-development Linux 4.10 kernel. Linux 4.10-rc2 marks the first kernel release of 2017.
Going from the Linux 4.5 kernel merge window that was open in last January to the Linux 4.10 merge window that closed this past Christmas, here is a look back at the prominent features added to the kernel in 2016.
Back in June we reported on WireGuard as a next-generation secure network tunnel for the Linux kernel. We haven't heard much on WireGuard in recent months, but this New Year's morning we received a message from their lead developer with a status update.
This New Year's Eve I finished up some benchmarks of the Linux 4.5 through Linux 4.10 Git kernels on a powerful Core i7 6800K "Broadwell-E" system. I found some improvements with 4.10 Git, but there are also some evident regressions.
There are just a few more interesting recaps to share before 2016 draws to an end. I figured some of you may be curious about the most-viewed kernel news stories on Phoronix this calendar year.
What you will not find as part of the list of new Linux 4.10 kernel features is BUS1, the successor to the un-merged KDBUS initiative and a new approach for in-kernel IPC. While it didn't land in 2016 to the mainline kernel, it's making progress.
While Linux 4.10-rc1 was only released yesterday and there will be about two months before it rolls around to the Linux 4.11 merge window, Intel OTC already has new code ready for testing.
Hitting the end of the year as well as yesterday's Linux 4.10-rc1 kernel marking the end of the merge window, here is a look at some kernel development statistics.
The merge window is over and the first release candidate to Linux 4.10 is now available for testing.
For users of the Network File System, there are more NFS client updates coming in the Linux 4.10 kernel.
While the DRM feature updates for Linux 4.10 were already sent in and integrate the AMDGPU improvements for the next kernel release, a fixes pull request sent in now gives more hope for GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" users wanting to run AMDGPU.
Takashi Iwai submitted all of the sound driver updates on Wednesday for the Linux 4.10 kernel. Intel Skylake audio continues to be refined but there is also a lot of other hardware driver work.
The PCI subsystem updates for the Linux 4.10 merge window were sent in a few days ago.
Here is a look at the new features so far of the Linux 4.10 kernel, less than one week into the two-week merge window process. There is a lot of great improvements and additions to Linux 4.10, but we'll see if it ends up being a bigger release than Linux 4.9.
The media updates for the Linux 4.10 kernel merge window includes promoting a lot of code from staging into the mainline area.
Kernel developer Arnd Bergmann has started a discussion over upping the minimum GCC version that's supported for building the Linux kernel. He's been testing every GCC compiler release from 4.0 through GCC 7 to see the results when building the Linux kernel.
The big batch of ARM changes for the Linux 4.10 kernel have been submitted, including some new ARM platform support and early code for NVIDIA's next-generation Tegra SoC.
The latest pull request to talk about for the Linux 4.10 kernel merge window are the x86 platform driver updates.
The Linux MD/RAID code was updated today in Git for the Linux 4.10 kernel with new functionality.
VFIO, the Virtual Function I/O framework for exposing direct device access to user-space in a secure manner with IOMMU protection, has an important new interface with Linux 4.10.
The HID changes for the Linux 4.10 kernel have been submitted and includes new hardware support.
FBDEV has been slowly fading away for a number of years with DRM drivers becoming more friendly towards embedded use-cases and more. FBDEV hasn't fully died off yet, but as of Linux 4.10 it's now without a maintainer.
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