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ZFS On Linux Landing Workaround For Linux 5.0 Kernel Support

Last week I reported on ZFS On Linux breaking with Linux 5.0 due to some kernel symbols sought by this out-of-tree file-system driver no longer being exported and the upstream developers not willing to adjust for the ZoL code. That's still the case but the ZFS On Linux developers have a patch so at least the file-system driver will be able to build on Linux 5.0.

17 January 2019 - ZFS On Linux - 126 Comments
DRM Graphics Drivers Already Queuing Changes For Linux 5.1

While the Linux 5.0 kernel merge window (nee Linux 4.21) just closed this past Sunday, already there are Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver updates queuing for DRM-Next to then premiere with the Linux 5.1 kernel cycle in about two months.

8 January 2019 - DRM-Misc-Next For Linux 5.1 - Add A Comment
FBDEV Is Still Alive In 2019, Picking Up A Few Minor Improvements In Linux 4.21

It's been nearly seven years already since some kernel developers called for deprecating FBDEV drivers. FBDEV is still alive and well within the Linux kernel but at least more embedded/mobile developers are pursuing DRM/KMS drivers these days and less code targeting these frame-buffer device drivers. With Linux 4.21, FBDEV is picking up a few improvements.

4 January 2019 - Linux 4.21 FBDEV - 8 Comments
Linux DMA Mapping Updates Help Recover Losses Caused By Spectre V2 Retpolines

Yet another pull request sent in early ahead of the holidays for the Linux 4.21 kernel merge window are the DMA-Mapping updates managed by Christoph Hellwig. Normally the DMA-Mapping changes aren't really worth noting on Phoronix, but this time around it brings some improvements to help offset the overhead incurred by Retpolines for Spectre V2 mitigation.

21 December 2018 - DMA-Mapping 4.21 - 1 Comment
The Most Notable New Features Of The Linux 4.20 Kernel

As it's been two months since the Linux 4.20 cycle got underway with the feature-packed merge window and with this kernel expected out just in time for Christmas, here is a look back at some of the biggest and most notable features to this imminent kernel release.

20 December 2018 - Linux 4.20 Kernel Features - 5 Comments

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