A day after Sarah Sharp formally announced she's stepping away from Linux kernel development due to the arguably toxic community, well known kernel developer Matthew Garrett announced he too is planning to cease his personal contributions to the upstream Linux kernel.
While Sarah Sharp had been a longtime Linux kernel develoepr and encouraged females to get involved with Linux kernel development, she is stopping any further contributions to the upstream kernel.
Linus Torvalds has tagged the Linux 4.3-rc4 kernel a few minutes ago in Git. Besides bug-fixing, this new kernel update adds a post-merge-window feature of a new and more secure string copy function for developers to utilize in the future.
While there's sadly not been much in the way of new feature development activity for Reiser4, this out-of-tree file-system continues to be ported to new versions of the Linux kernel.
While Linus Torvalds commonly releases Linux kernel updates late into Sunday evenings, this week he's done a Sunday morning release for kernel testers living in the US.
Since earlier this year the Etnaviv DRM driver has been under review for eventual inclusion into the mainline Linux kernel. The second version of the Etnaviv patches have now been published for review.
The two extensions still blocking the Intel open-source Linux driver from OpenGL 4.0 compliance is ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 and ARB_tessellation shader. It looks like Intel might be getting closer to landing their tessellation enablement.
Linus Torvalds has tagged and released the Linux 4.3-rc2 kernel.
Out of the dozen plus systems at Phoronix devoted to running the latest Linux kernel Git code on a daily basis with the latest Fedora/Ubuntu packages, only 3~4 of them have hit regressions so far on the new, in-development Linux 4.3 kernel.
More atomic mode-setting work is being queued up for eventual integration into what will become Linux 4.4 a few months down the road.
ZFS On Linux 0.6.5 was released this week with support for the new Linux 4.2 kernel and a variety of new features.
Linus Torvalds decided to release the first release candidate for the Linux 4.3 kernel today.
It was just a week ago that the big DRM pull request was mailed in for the Linux 4.3 kernel and now some fixes for the DRM drivers have already been sent in.
One of the late pull requests in for the Linux 4.3 merge window is the thermal driver updates.
While a lot of features/changes have merged so far for the Linux 4.3 kernel, one feature you won't find at least not yet is KDBUS.
Overall it seems the file-system driver updates for the Linux 4.3 kernel aren't too exciting with the work mostly consisting of bug fixes -- XFS isn't any different.
We're about half-way through the Linux 4.3 kernel merge window so here's a look at the features that have got me excited over the past week as new features and improved/changed functionality for this next major update to the Linux kernel.
David Airlie has sent in the main pull request of the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver updates for the Linux 4.3 kernel merge window.
While the F2FS and EXT4 updates for Linux 4.3 weren't too meaty, there's a bit more going on in the Btrfs camp.
The EXT4 file-system updates have been sent in for the Linux 4.3 kernel.
For those interested in F2FS as a Linux file-system to use on solid-state drives and other flash storage devices, here's the latest updates for it with Linux 4.3.
Jiri Kosina sent in his pull requests for code he maintains within the mainline Linux kernel, with one of the notable subsystems being the HID updates.
While yesterday it looked like the EXT3 driver would be removed in Linux 4.3 as the pull request was sent in and there were no objections brought up last month when it was proposed, Linus Torvalds has taken issue with removing the driver.
Aside from Ingo Molnar's x86 boot changes he sent in to Linus Torvalds for the Linux 4.3 merge window, he also sent in the scheduler changes for this next version of the Linux kernel.
The ARM SoC changes are just the latest pull request of what's already shaping up to be another exciting kernel cycle.
Ingo Molnar sent in his several Git pull requests today for the code he maintains within the Linux kernel.
The IBM s390 architecture will gain fake NUMA support with the upcoming Linux 4.3 for providing faster performance under some workloads.
With Linux 4.2 being released yesterday, Linus Torvalds will start honoring pull requests today for the Linux 4.3 merge window. Here's a look at some of the work expected to be merged over the next two weeks.
The hwmon subsystem update was another early pull request for the Linux 4.3 kernel.
Just hours after the release of Linux 4.2 was the update from the Free Software Foundation community for the GNU Linux-Libre 4.2 kernel. This deblobbed version of the Linux kernel has particularly criticized the new AMDGPU DRM driver and the Intel i915 driver this cycle.
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