News Category: Linux Kernel

Some Linux Distributions Are Already Making Changes To Linux's Scheduler

Already it's looking like the research from the recently covered The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores that called out the Linux kernel in being a poor scheduler is having an impact. While we haven't seen any major upstream improvements yet to the Linux kernel scheduler, it looks like some...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC4, Things Are Calm for Now

Another Sunday, another chance for us Linux enthusiasts to take the latest RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming 4.6 kernel for a test drive on our computers. Yes, that's right, we're talking about Linux kernel 4.6 Release Candidate 4 (RC4), which has just been made available for download a...
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Linux Kernel 3.12 to Be Supported Until 2017 Because of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of the fifty-eighth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series, as well as modification to its EOL status. linux-kernel2.jpg Used with permission Linux kernel 3.12.58 LTS is now available and those...
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Linux Kernel 4.5 Gets Its First Point Release, Receives Hundreds of Improvements

Today, April 12, 2016, renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the first maintenance build of the Linux 4.5 kernel series. We've been asked several times in the last couple of weeks when Linux kernel 4.5 will get its first point release, version 4.5.1. So...
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Linus Torvalds speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED
Linus Torvalds speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada.

Linus Torvalds Speaks Openly about Work and Code at TED2016 [Video]

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system and the Git source code management system, opened the “Code Power” session at the recent TED2016 conference, speaking in an interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson. In the talk, Torvalds, whose blunt approach in dealing with people is well...
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Kernel prepatch 4.6-rc2

Linus has released the second 4.6 prepatch. "You all know the drill by now - another week, another rc. I'd say that things look fairly normal at this point: it's not a big rc2, but that's been true lately (rc3 tends to be a bit bigger - probably just because it takes time for people to start...
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Linux at 25: Q&A With Linus Torvalds

The creator of the Linux open-source operating system talks about its past, present, and future.  Linus Torvalds created the original core of the Linux operating system in 1991 as a computer science student at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linux rapidly grew into a full-featured operating...
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Linus Torvalds Announces First Linux Kernel 4.6 RC Build, Introduces OrangeFS

Now that everyone is enjoying Linux kernel 4.5, though the reality is that we haven't seen any production operating system using it until today, the time has come for early adopters to take Linux kernel 4.6 for a test drive. Yes, you're reading it right, the merge window for Linux kernel 4.6 is...
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Linux Kernel 3.12.57 LTS Out Now with ALSA, EFI, and Xen Improvements, Bugfixes

On March 18, 2016, kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of the fifty-seventh maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series. Earlier this week we announced several Linux kernel maintenance releases, including Linux kernel 4.4.6 LTS, Linux kernel 3.14.65 LTS,...
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Linux 4.6 Staging Has 1600+ Patches, ~400 Patches From Outreachy

Greg Kroah-Hartman on Thursday submitted his pull request of the staging area changes for targeting the Linux 4.6 kernel. Greg noted in the pull request, "Lots of little things here, over 1600 patches or so. [Notable] is all of the good Lustre work happening, those developers have finally woken up...
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