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Multi-Queue Block Layer Is Merged For Linux 3.13

The multi-queue block layer (blk-mq) has indeed made it for Linux 3.13 as one (of many other) exciting features. The multi-queue block layer can lead to better SSD performance through reducing latency by balancing I/O workload across multiple CPU cores and allowing for multiple hardware queues...

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F2FS File-System Major Linux 3.13 Enhancements

For those in need of a high-performance specially-optimized file-system for flash storage devices, the F2FS file-system developed at Samsung has seen more "major enhancements" queued up for the Linux 3.13 kernel...

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The Linux Kernel Gets An ABI Tracker

The Russian Linux developers at ROSA have come up with a Linux kernel ABI tracker that monitors upstream versions of the kernel to record API and ABI changes...

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Stable Kernel Updates

Greg KH has released the 3.11.8, 3.10.19, and 3.4.69 stable kernel updates, each of which contains the usual set of important fixes.

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Linux 3.0, 3.4, 3.10, 3.12 AMD Kernel Benchmarks

How does the Linux kernel performance compare if simply bouncing between some of the recent long-term kernel releases? Well, to try to answer that question on Phoronix today we have benchmarks of the Linux 3.0.101, 3.4.68, 3.10.18, and 3.12.0 kernel releases tested from an AMD Opteron system with Radeon graphics.

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