News Category: Linux Kernel

Churning Butter(FS): An Interview with Chris Mason

Article Source Linux MagazineMay 12, 2009, 2:40 pm Following up our introductory article on “Butter FS,” Jeff Layton talked with Chris Mason, Director of Linux Kernel Engineering at Oracle and the founder and lead developer of Btrfs. Jeff Layton What was the motivation behind the...
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WiFi cards to offer Linux drivers

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 28, 2009, 12:53 pm Socket Mobile has joined the trend of offering Linux support for WiFi cards by announcing Linux drivers for its Go Wi-Fi SDIO WLAN cards and modules. The drivers will be offered via a partnership with Embwise, which is porting its SDIOWorx...
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Stable Kernel Update 2.6.29.2

Article Source LWNApril 27, 2009, 12:09 pm The 2.6.29.2 stable kernel update is out; it contains about 100 patches. "There are a lot of fixes in this release touching all over the tree. At least a few have possible security impact (e.g. af_rose, agp, capability fs_mask, splice/ocfs2). As...
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Linus on Linux: The Linus Torvalds Interview Part 2

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 26, 2009, 9:54 pm Your project was one of the early adopters of distributed revision control, starting with BitKeeper in 2002, and now Git. What advice to you have for other projects, either in-house or out in the open, that are considering moving to a...
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Packard on the state of Linux graphics

Article Source LWNApril 25, 2009, 10:09 am Keith Packard has posted an extensive summary of the state of the art in Linux graphics support and where things are going in the future. "In moving towards our eventual goal of a KMS/GEM/DRI2 world, we’ve felt obligated to avoid removing options...
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Linus on Linux: The Linus Torvalds Interview Part 1

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 22, 2009, 3:51 pm Linus reflects on 18 years of working on Linux, the developer ecosystem and his goal for Linux on the desktop.
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Kernel prepatch 2.6.30-rc3

Article Source LWNApril 22, 2009, 6:09 am Linus has released the third 2.6.30 prepatch. "The diffstat really shows lots of small one-liners and two-liners, although there are areas that are getting bigger patches (ignoring the bulky but uninteresting arm defconfig updates): some x86...
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Linux Don't Need No Stinkin' ZFS: BTRFS Intro & Benchmarks

Article Source Linux MagazineApril 21, 2009, 9:11 pm ZFS may be locked into the Solaris operating system but "Butter FS" is on the horizon and it's boasting more features and better performance.
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Kernel prepatch 2.6.30-rc2

Article Source LWNApril 14, 2009, 6:59 pm Linus has released the 2.6.30-rc2 prepatch. "New 'microblaze' architecture, a somewhat late 'input' layer merge, a new intel virtual networking driver and some firmware loading updates. And mn10300 and frv moved their header files from include/asm to...
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Panelists ponder the kernel at Linux Collaboration Summit

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 13, 2009, 9:10 pm The Linux Collaboration Summit, which took place last week in San Francisco, brought together key members of the Linux community and broadly facilitated discussion on a wide range of topics. Among the most engaging aspects of the event are...
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