News Category: Linux Kernel

Linux Foundation Scholarship Recipient: Eduardo Mayorga Téllez

The Linux Foundation regularly awards scholarships as part of its Linux Training Scholarship Program -- totaling more than $100,000 in free training over the past 5 years. In this continuing series, we talk with recent scholarship recipients and share their stories with the hope of inspiring...
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Linux Kernel 4.3.2 Hotfix Release Patches a Bug in X.509 Certificates

Just one day after the announcement of the first maintenance release of Linux kernel 4.3, renowned kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the availability for download of Linux kernel 4.3.2.  According to the release announcement, Linux kernel 4.3.2 fixes a time validation...
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Challenging, Rewarding, and Fulfilling: A Q&A With Shuah Khan on Linux Kernel Development

Shuah Khan was the very first engineer to join Samsung’s North American Open Source Group shortly after it was founded in 2013. Since then, she has been extremely valuable to the company through her contributions to the Linux Kernel. She was recently elected to the Linux Foundation Technical...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS Release Candidate 4, Things Are Still Calm

A few minutes ago, December 7, Mr. Linus Torvalds, father of Linux kernel, had the great pleasure of unleashing the fourth RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel. Linux kernel 4.4 RC4 is now available for download from the usual places (see the download links at the end of...
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Etnaviv DRM Driver Steps Closer To Mainline Linux Kernel

It's been a while since hearing anything new on Etnaviv, the open-source reverse-engineered DRM driver for supporting the ARM-based Vivante GPUs. That changed this morning with revised patches being sent out for this driver as it looks to be pulled into the mainline Linux kernel... Read more at...
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Intel Lands First Round Of Graphics Work For Linux 4.5, Includes Kaby Lake

The first batch of Intel DRM graphics driver changes targeting the Linux 4.5 kernel have landed into DRM-Next... Read more at Phoronix
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IO Visor: Bringing the Network to the Linux Kernel

As enterprise customers are moving into software-defined everything, including compute, storage and networking, new challenges are emerging. And since open source plays a very critical role in today's stack, it becomes increasingly important for players to deal with such challenges in an open...
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Kernel Prepatch 4.4-rc3

The 4.4-rc3 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "I don't think there's anything particularly exciting, although that obviously depends on whether some particular issue ended up affecting you or not. Most of it is pretty tiny random fixups." Read more at LWN
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Radeon Software Crimson Driver 15.11 for Linux Is Out and It's the Same as Catalyst

The new Radeon Software Crimson Driver from AMD has been released for the Linux platform as well, but it looks like the Linux users will have to wait a little bit more for the new UI or other features. Numerous users, including myself, were excited to see that AMD was paying proper attention to...
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Kernel Prepatch 4.4-rc2

The second 4.4 prepatch is out for testing. Linus says: "Things are looking fairly normal in 4.4-land, with no huge surprises in rc2. There were a couple of late features: parisc hugepage support and some late slub bulk allocator patches were not only merged at the end of the week, but they...
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