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Linux 3.15 Picks Up New Notebook Support

The x86 platform driver update was pulled today for the Linux 3.15 kernel, which includes new notebook support...

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Upcoming Btrfs Features for Linux Containers

Containers have made huge progress in the last year with the addition of user namespaces to the Kernel, the introduction of Docker, LXC 1.0, and the maturing of Check Point Restore in Userspace (CRIU). And at the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit last month there were a number of people talking about containers and their application in the Linux ecosystem.

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Torvalds Is Unconvined By LTO'ing A Linux Kernel

Yesterday patches were published via a pull request to enable experimental LTO support for the Linux 3.15 kernel, but Linus Torvalds hasn't yet decided whether he will accept this code in the upstream Linux kernel... Linus doesn't yet see the benefits in link-time optimizations for the kernel and isn't sure...

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Realtek RTL8723AU Support Added To Linux 3.15

A second staging pull was submitted for the Linux 3.15 kernel that adds the new r8723au driver for handling an increasingly used WiFi adapter common to some new notebooks/ultrabooks...

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LTO Support Coming To Linux 3.15, Making For A Faster Kernel

As a potentially significant performance win for the Linux kernel, when compiling the Linux kernel support for link-time optimizations (LTO) are now supported...

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