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Btrfs-Progs 1.0 Might Come Soon With New Features

Btrfs-progs serves as the user-space utilities to the Btrfs file-system. It's been a long time since seeing a btrfs-progs release, but we might finally be seeing a new update soon and it could be called version 1.0...

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The Most Exciting Linux 3.11 Kernel Features

With the Linux 3.11 kernel due to be released in the coming weeks, here's an overview of the most exciting changes for this next major Linux kernel update...

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Linux 3.11-rc7 Planned To Celebrate 22 Years Of Linux

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc6 kernel on Sunday evening. This sixth release candidate is fairly quiet for the Linux 3.11 kernel, but Linus is already planning to time the 3.11-rc7 release to celebrate the 22nd birthday of Linux...

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Linux Kernel "Hobbyist" Wanted: Free Travel to Kernel Summit

As an experiment this year, the Linux Kernel Summit Program Committee would like to put out a call for hobbyists. This year, we have up to three places to give to people who do Linux Kernel development as a hobby rather than a profession (Our definition of "hobbyist" is anyone who doesn't get paid to work on Linux).  The Linux Kernel Summit will be held this year in Edinburgh from 23-25 October and, on the core day (the 24th of October), will primarily be concentrating on processes around kernel development.  

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Optimizing Preemption in the Linux Kernel

The kernel's lowest-level primitives can be called thousands of times (or more) every second, so, as one might expect, they have been ruthlessly optimized over the years. To do otherwise would be to sacrifice some of the system's performance needlessly. But, as it happens, hard-won performance can slip away over...

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