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Are Intel Skylake Graphics Any Faster With Linux 4.4?

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.

27 November 2015 - Linux 4.4 Skylake Tests - 5 Comments
Understanding Atomic KMS Drivers

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.

25 November 2015 - Atomic Kernel Mode-Setting - 1 Comment
Developer Claims: "A New, Fast & Unbreakable Encryption Algorithm"

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.

19 November 2015 - Wants It In Linux - 61 Comments
How To Use EXT4's File-System Encryption Feature

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.

10 November 2015 - EXT4 File-System Encryption - 1 Comment
Disk I/O Scheduler Tests On Manjaro Linux

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.

8 November 2015 - Scheduler Tests - 7 Comments
Linux 4.4 Continues Moving x86 Assembly Code Into C

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.

3 November 2015 - Linux 4.4 x86 ASM - 8 Comments
Features To Start Getting You Excited For Linux 4.4

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.

15 October 2015 - Linux 4.4 Kernel - 10 Comments

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