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A TTM Graphics Performance Fix To Go Into Linux 3.14

While it's late into the Linux 3.14 kernel development cycle, a patch that was introduced in Linux 3.13 with an aim of improving open-source graphics driver performance for TTM-based drivers is now being reverted since for some situations it instead decreased the performance...

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A Discussion Between Database and Kernel Developers

On March 27, there will be a meeting between database and kernel developers at the Linux Foundation's Collaboration summit; interested developers are invited to attend. "If there are developers attending Collaboration Summit that work in the database or kernel communities, it would be great if you could come along. Previous...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.14-rc6

The 3.14-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. Linus says: "There haven't been any huge problems, but there's been quite a few small bumps that shouldn't happen this late in the release cycle. And rc6 is noticeably bigger than rc5 was, as well. So I'm really hoping that the upcoming week will...

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BFS Scheduler 0.446 Supports The Linux 3.13 Kernel

For users of the BFS scheduler patches to the kernel, they have been updated this week for the Linux 3.13 kernel...

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Red Hat's Dynamic Kernel Patching Project

It seems that Red Hat, too, has a project working on patching running kernels. "kpatch allows you to patch a Linux kernel without rebooting or restarting any processes. This enables sysadmins to apply critical security patches to the kernel immediately, without having to wait for long-running tasks to complete, users...

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