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New & Improved Media Drivers For The Linux 3.20 Kernel

Mauro Carvalho Chehab sent in the media driver updates for the Linux 3.20 kernel on Monday. There's new drivers as well as improvements to existing drivers, along with removing some old drivers...

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Live Kernel Patching Support Called For Linux 3.20 Kernel

It looks like the infrastructure to facilitate live kernel patching will be added to the Linux 3.20 kernel, the result of collaboration for SUSE's kGraft and Red Hat's Kpatch...

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Scheduler Changes In Linux 3.20 Has Micro-Optimizations, Might Yield Power Savings

As usual, Ingo Molnar is in early with his changes for the various subsystems he maintains for the next kernel cycle. With Linux 3.19 being released last night, this morning are many pull requests from Ingo for Linux 3.20...

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The 3.19 Kernel Has Been Released

Linus has released the 3.19 kernel, saying "while I was tempted a couple of times to do an rc8, there really wasn't any reason for it." Significant changes in 3.19 include support for the Altera Nios II processor architecture, device tree overlay support, the ability to attach eBPF programs to...

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Linux Plumbers Conference Call for Proposals

The calls for proposals (CFPs) for Linux Plumbers Conference microconferences and refereed track presentations are now up. The conference will be held August 19-21 in Seattle, WA, co-located (and overlapping one day) with LinuxCon North America.

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