News Category: Linux Kernel

S3 Graphics Linux Driver Supports OpenGL 3.1

Article Source PhoronixOctober 22, 2009, 1:51 pm Hitting our inbox just minutes ago was a press release announcing the S3 Graphics 5400E graphics processor. The 5400E is designed to be a power-efficient GPGPU processor with dual-link DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort connection support. The product...
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Autonomously Finding Performance Regressions In The Linux Kernel

Article Source PhoronixOctober 22, 2009, 5:24 am Last weekend a few Phoronix benchmarks were underway of the Linux 2.6.32-rc5 kernel when a very significant performance regression was spotted. This regression caused the PostgreSQL server to run at about 18% of the performance found in earlier...
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NVIDIA Developer Talks Openly About Linux Support

Article Source PhoronixOctober 20, 2009, 6:49 am In late August we started asking our readers for any questions they had for NVIDIA about Linux and this graphics company's support of open-source operating systems. Twelve pages worth of questions were accumulated and we finally have the...
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Linux 2.6.32-rc5 Released

As mentioned in the -rc4 notes, this was a short week for the -rc series, since I'm leaving for the yearly kernel summit tomorrow morning. And obviously a lot of other kernel maintainers have left or will be leaving shortly, so I'd expect/hope that next week will be quiet too. 90% of the bulk of...
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We Take These (Open-Source) Truths to be Self-Evident...

Article Source The Open RoadOctober 15, 2009, 3:41 am The logic of open source is increasingly clear to a growing number of businesses. Ironically, however, that logic generally dovetails with a recognition of how to marry open source with a proprietary revenue driver. Once you figure out the...
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Tuning CFQ - What Station is That?

Article Source Linux MagazineOctober 14, 2009, 8:11 am The previous article was an overview of the four standard IO schedulers in the Linux kernel. These IO schedulers are very crucial in determining the IO performance of your hand-held, laptop, desktop, server (of various flavors), or...
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Linux 2.6.32-rc4 Released

Another week, another -rc. About 60% of the patch is just a single new huge and bloated SCSI FC driver (yeah, I was close to not merging it at all), and if you look at all drivers and arch/blackfin, they together account for about 97%+ of the diffs since -rc3. So it's a bit lopsided that way, but...
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I Have a Schedule to Keep--IO Schedulers

Article Source Linux MagazineOctober 6, 2009, 3:41 pm It almost goes without saying that the Linux kernel is a very complex piece of software. It is used in embedded devices that need real-time performance, hand-held devices, laptops, desktops, general servers, database servers, video servers...
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Linux 2.6.32-rc3 Released

Yes, it's really -rc3, because I'm skipping -rc2 entirely. Or not "entirely". As too many people pointed out, I had been somewhat less than careful, and the 2.6.32-rc1 release actually called itself -rc2 in the Makefile. As a result, I don't want to make a 2.6.32-rc2 release, since any bug-...
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5 Things You Can Do to Put Linux in the Driver Seat

Article Source DaniWeb This is a plea hardware manufacturers: Please create Linux drivers for your hardware. OK, so Linux isn't the Stormin' Norman of the Desktop arena but that doesn't mean its users don't want or need drivers for hardware. I don't blame the kind volunteers that donate their...
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