News Category: Linux Kernel

Linux 2.6.29.5 Released

I'm announcing the release of the 2.6.29.5 kernel. All users of the 2.6.29 kernel series are very strongly encouraged to upgrade. I'll also be replying to this message with a copy of the patch between 2.6.29.4 and 2.6.29.5 The updated 2.6.29.y git tree can be found at:git://git.kernel.org/pub/...
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Linux 2.6.30's Best Five Features

Article Source Cyber CynicJune 15, 2009, 7:54 am Windows and Mac OS updates every few years. Windows 7 arrives on October 22nd and Apple's Snow Leopard will show up in September. The Linux kernel, the heart of Linux distributions, however, gets updated every few months. What this means for...
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Real-Time Kernel Upgraded

Article Source LinuxDevicesJune 12, 2009, 12:35 pm The Open Source Automation Development Lab (OSADL) released a "latest stable" real-time Linux kernel based on Linux 2.6.29, and has merged its threaded interrupt real-time code into the Linux 2.6.30 mainline. The OSADL also announced its Real...
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Linux 2.6.27.25 Released

I'm announcing the release of the 2.6.27.25 kernel.Â¬â  All users of the 2.6.27 kernel series are very strongly encouraged to upgrade. I'll also be replying to this message with a copy of the patch between 2.6.27.24 and 2.6.27.25The updated 2.6.27.y git tree can be found at:¬â Â¬â Â¬â Â¬â Â¬â Â¬â...
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First Linux USB 3.0 Drivers Emerge

Article Source The HJune 10, 2009, 2:06 am Just a few weeks after NEC presented its first host controller chip for USB 3.0 and Fresco Logic released its USB 3.0 expansion card, and even before the first products offer the new SuperSpeed mode, a Linux driver for the xHCI (Extensible Host...
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The 2.6.30 Kernel is Out

Article Source LWNJune 9, 2009, 9:16 pm As mentioned last week, -rc8 was the last -rc, and there really isn't any point in delaying the real release any more. I'm sure we've missed something, and I know we have some regressions pending. At the same time, we do need the coverage of a eral...
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Linux Driver Project Status Report

Article Source linux kernel monkey logJune 5, 2009, 7:04 am The Linux Driver Project (LDP) is now over two years old. It sprang up out of the complaints from some users and companies that there was a real "Linux driver problem". The perception was that Linux did not have good driver support...
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Filesystems: Data Preservation, fsync, and Benchmarks Pt. 3

Article Source Linux Developer NetworkJune 3, 2009, 8:07 am In the third and final part of this series on examining filesystem benchmarks, we'll examine the obvious benchmark of how many open, write, fsync, close, rename cycles can be performed per second, as well as the benchmark program...
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Kernel prepatch 2.6.30-rc8

Article Source LWNJune 3, 2009, 5:25 am This is almost certainly the last -rc, and I debated even doing it. But rather than just do 2.6.30, I decided that I'd be better off doing a lastÂ¬â  -rc8 and then a real release probably this weekend. This has mostly driver and arch updates, with...
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Filesystems: Data Preservation, fsync, and Benchmarks Pt. 2

In Part 1 of this three-part series, we began to examine the potential data loss issue on system crash when running the ext4 filesystem. In Part 2, we'll examine benchmarks and the price of data consistency. As Theodore Ts'o blog advocates using fsync(2) to get around the rename issue...
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