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BFS Scheduler Lost Some Charm With Linux 3.11

It appears that the out-of-tree BFS scheduler lost some of its charm with the Linux 3.11 kernel release where CFS is now running faster...

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Linux 4.0 May Have Only Bug Fixes, No New Features

Linux operating system creator Linus Torvalds has proposed that Linux 4.0, an upcoming release of the open-source software, should be dedicated to stability and bug fixing.

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Linus Acknowledges 32-Bit Linux As Less Important

The Linux 3.12 kernel was released on Sunday evening but prior to that was a last-minute pull request that got rejected by Linus Torvalds and with it he reaffirmed the focus of Linux on 64-bit...

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The 3.12 Kernel is Out

Linus has released the 3.12 kernel. "I was vacillating whether to do an rc8 or just cut the final 3.12, but since the biggest reason to *not* do a final release was not so much the state of the code, as simply the fact that I'll be traveling with very bad internet connection next week, I didn't really want to delay the release." Some of the main features in this release include improvements to the dynamic tick code,...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.12-rc7

The 3.12-rc7 prepatch is out. Linus says: "The KS week is over, and thus the seventh - and likely the last - rc for 3.12 is out, and I'm back on the normal Sunday schedule." He also warned that upcoming travel is likely to tur the 3.13 merge window into...

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