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EXT4 Has Many Cleanups & Fixes For Linux 4.2

Ted Ts'o has sent in the big batch of EXT4 file-system updates for the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window...

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Another System For Tracking The Linux Kernel's Performance

Yet another system has been added to our continuously growing basement server farm that tracks the performance of various upstream open-source projects on a daily basis. Meet system number 58!..

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Linus Is Looking Forward To Merging KDBUS, But Not Convinced By Performance

With the new Linux kernel mailing list thread about the prospects of merging KDBUS into the mainline Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds has provided his thoughts on the matter for this controversial feature backed by systemd developers for trying to provide a high-performance, kernel-based IPC solution...

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Linux Kernel At 19.5 Million Lines Of Code, Continues Rising

With Linux 4.1 having been released this week and being mid-way through 2015, here's some Git development statistics for the newest kernel code...

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Linux 4.2 Power Management Update Yields More ACPI 6 Changes

Open-source developers for a while have been working on ACPI 6 support for Linux with 64-bit ARM support, ACPI 6 NV-DIMM support, and other functionality. With the Linux 4.2 kernel that's now in-development, more ACPI 6 code will be landing...

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