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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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Linux Graphics News

The graphics stack in Linux comprises a number of distinct projects, and in this article we'll take a look at the current development of X.org, Wayland, and Cairo. more>>...

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Linux 3.11-rc5 Celebrates 20 Years Since Windows 3.11

Twenty years ago today Microsoft released Windows 3.11 while today Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.11-rc5 kernel. He wished he could have released Linux 3.11 kernel final today, but that didn't happen...

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Siemon: Queueing in the Linux Network Stack

Dan Siemon has posted a detailed overview of how the Linux network stack queues packets. "As of Linux 3.6.0 (2012-09-30), the Linux kernel has a new feature called TCP Small Queues which aims to solve this problem for TCP. TCP Small Queues adds a per TCP flow limit on the...

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