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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 Linux 4.1 kernel...

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Linux Kernel Plagued by an EXT4 Data Corruption Issue, Patch Available

Apparently, there's a data corruption issue in the EXT4 file system for multiple Linux kernel branches, affecting several mainstream distributions, including Arch Linux, Fedora, and Debian GNU/Linux. Several Arch Linux users have already reported data loss after upgrading to Linux kernel 4.0.2, the latest version available in the main software...

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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 different systems, and focusing on the changes in the major subsystems. One of...

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More Intel Driver Code Merged Into DRM-Next For Linux 4.2 Kernel

David Airlie has pulled Intel's latest batch of changes into DRM-Next that they've been queuing up for merging into the Linux 4.2 kernel...

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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 submaintainer trees get pushed."...

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