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A Power Saving Schema For The Linux Kernel Scheduler

An Intel engineer has proposed introducing a power saving schema for CFS, the Linux kernel's default scheduler. Code hasn't been presented yet, but there's lots of discussion about this topic to improve the power efficiency of the Linux kernel scheduler...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.6-rc2

Linus has announced the 3.6-rc2 prepatch. "Anyway, with all that said, things don't seem too bad. Yes, I ignored a few pull requests, but I have to say that there weren't all that many of those, and the rest looked pretty calm. Sure, there's 330+ commits in there, but considering...

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Intel Graphics Hit High Point With Linux 3.6 Kernel

Testing of the latest Linux 3.6 kernel that's presently under development has revealed some additional OpenGL performance improvements with Intel graphics, at least concerning the latest-generation "Ivy Bridge" processors.

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New Linux Drivers for Old Kernel Versions

The developers of the Linux Kernel Backporting project plan to offer the drivers that come with recent Linux kernels in a form that will allow these drivers to be combined with older kernel versions...

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The Huge Nouveau Kernel Driver Rewrite Surfaces

Over the weekend there was the push by Red Hat's Ben Skeggs that effectively reworks/rewrites the Nouveau DRM kernel module for reverse-engineered open-source NVIDIA graphics under Linux...

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