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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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The 3.6 Merge Window is Closed

Linus has released 3.6-rc1 and closed the merge window for this development cycle. "I do have two more pull requests that are at least tentatively pending: there's the uapi header file disintegration from David Howells and the tcm_vhost merge from Nicholas Bellinger, both of which came in in time. So...

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First Release Candidate of Linux Kernel Version 3.6

With the arrival of RC1, all major changes have been integrated into Linux 3.6. Among the most important new features are hybrid standby, the VFIO userspace driver framework, quota support for Btrfs and TCP stack improvements...

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New Linux Kernels Bring Performance Improvements

The new long-term kernels 3.0.39 and 3.2.25 include not only smaller changes and enhancements, but also a long list of performance optimisations...

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VFIO Driver Merged Into Linux 3.6 Kernel

After being in development for years, the VFIO user-space driver interface has been merged into the mainline Linux kernel...

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