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The Linux 3.15 Kernel Is Going To Have A Lot Of Great Features

There's likely just a day or two left before the Linux 3.15-rc1 kernel will be released to mark the end of the Linux 3.15 kernel merge window. With all of the major features appearing to have been merged by now, here's an overview of the exciting features to look forward...

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ACPI & Power Management Get More Updates In Linux 3.15

A second Git pull request has been made for the ACPI and power management code within the kernel for Linux 3.15...

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Linux 3.15 Picks Up New Notebook Support

The x86 platform driver update was pulled today for the Linux 3.15 kernel, which includes new notebook support...

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Upcoming Btrfs Features for Linux Containers

Containers have made huge progress in the last year with the addition of user namespaces to the Kernel, the introduction of Docker, LXC 1.0, and the maturing of Check Point Restore in Userspace (CRIU). And at the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit last month there were a number of people talking about containers and their application in the Linux ecosystem.

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Torvalds Is Unconvined By LTO'ing A Linux Kernel

Yesterday patches were published via a pull request to enable experimental LTO support for the Linux 3.15 kernel, but Linus Torvalds hasn't yet decided whether he will accept this code in the upstream Linux kernel... Linus doesn't yet see the benefits in link-time optimizations for the kernel and isn't sure...

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