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Category: Linux Kernel

The Intel Graphics Changes For The Linux 4.2 Kernel

While for weeks we’ve already been writing about the forthcoming Linux 4.2 development cycle, including the Intel DRM kernel improvements, Daniel Vetter of Intel OTC has provided a nice overview of what’s coming to Linux 4.2 for Intel graphics…
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Linux 4.1 Kernel Benchmarks With An Intel Core i7 IVB System

Yesterday I ran some fresh tests of Intel Ivy Bridge on the latest Mesa Git code to see if the performance has changed much recently for the slightly-older generation of Intel HD Graphics. Today I’ve done some similar tests in kernel-space with the L…

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Btrfs RAID 0/1 Benchmarks On The Linux 4.1 Kernel

With the Linux 4.1 kernel coming together nicely I’ve begun my testing (separate from all the fully-automated Git testing done each day via the LinuxBenchmarking.com systems) of this new kernel under a variety of different workloads, stressing differ…

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Kernel prepatch 4.1-rc4

Linus has released the 4.1-rc4 kernel prepatch, saying: “So here it is, last-minute fix and all. The -rc4 patch is a bit bigger than the previous ones, but that seems to be mainly due to normal random timing – just the fluctuation of when submaintain…

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Stable Kernel Updates

New stable kernels 4.0.4, 3.14.43, and 3.10.79have been released. All of them contain important fixes throughout the tree.
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New Linux Kernel Version 4.0.4 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.0.4 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.4.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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Kernel Versions cleaned up!

I’ve just cleaned up the kernels table. We are measuring the statistics only from the official kernel versions from kernel.org. It makes no sense to show a kernel version like “3.16.23.11-ubuntu5-amd64-012345” or something like that. Instead only the single kernel versions are supported, for example: 2.1.45 or 4.0.3 or 3.11.23.

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The Heated KDBUS Debate For The Linux Kernel Has Fizzled Out

KDBUS, the new in-kernel IPC mechanism modeled after D-Bus, wasn’t accepted for Linux 4.1. Since the end of the Linux 4.1 merge window, the debate over KDBUS continued, but in the past two weeks the discussion settled down…
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Four Remote Packet-of-Death Vulnerabilities In The Linux Kernel

Just this morning the major VENOM security vulnerability was made public while a few hours later, a kernel developer has gone public with four “remote packet of death” vulnerabilities affecting a mainline Linux kernel WLAN driver…
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New Linux Kernel Version 4.0.3 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.0.3 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.3.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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[$] Trading Off Safety and Performance in the Kernel

The kernel community ordinarily tries to avoid letting users get into a position where the integrity of their data might be compromised. There are exceptions, though; consider, for example, the ability to explicitly flush important data to disk (or m…

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New Linux Kernel Version 4.0.2 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.0.2 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.2.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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8 Linux Security Improvements In 8 Years

 At a time when faith in open source code has been rocked by an outbreak of attacks based on the Shellshock and Heartbleed vulnerabilities, it’s time to revisit what we know about Linux security. Linux is so widely used in enterprise IT, and dee…

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Lucid Sleep Support Is Being Worked On For The Upstream Linux Kernel

Chrome OS supports “Lucid Sleep”, which is a mode of allowing the system to carry out various tasks while the system is in a low-power mode or even suspended, and similar to Microsoft InstantGo. This feature, which allows for tasks like checking of n…

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Reducing Power Consumption on Haswell and Broadwell Systems

Haswell and Broadwell (Intel’s previous and current generations of x86) both introduced a range of new power saving states that promised significant improvements in battery life. Unfortunately, the typical experience on Linux was an increase in power…

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Linux Kernel 4.0.1 Officially Released, It’s Now the Most Advanced Version Available

The latest version of the stable Linux kernel, 4.0.1, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman, which is the first update for the most advanced available branch. Linux kernel 4.x is the latest branch released by Linus Torvalds, and it’s the most advan…

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More eBPF Improvements Heading To Linux 4.1

With the in-development Linux 4.1 kernel one of the new features is for eBPF programs to attach to Kprobes but now there’s more eBPF work headed for this next major kernel version…
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Linux Kernel 3.4.107 LTS Is Now Available for Download

Zefan Li announced on April 19 the immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release for Linux 3.4 kernel, an LTS (Long Term Support) version that is still used in many Linux kernel-based operating systems. According to the attached sh…

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