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I Have a Schedule to Keep - IO Schedulers

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The Linux kernel has several different IO schedulers. This article provides an introduction to the concept of schedulers and what options exist for Linux.

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The Kernel Newbie Corner: "initrd" and "initramfs"--What's Up With That?

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This week, I'm not going to write a formal column so much as just free associate a bit regarding an exchange we had recently on the Kernel Newbies mailing list regarding the ideas of initrd and initramfs, and what they're for and, most importantly, how they differ.

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Kernel Log - Devtmpfs in 2.6.32, more discussion about DRBD, new stable kernels

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The development of Linux 2.6.32 is in full swing – although the integration of devtmpfs into the main development branch has caused considerable friction. The integration of DRBD, which already seemed certain, is also being debated again.

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A Root-less X Server Nears Reality

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One of the benefits of moving the different graphics hardware drivers over to using kernel mode-setting, an in-kernel GPU memory manager (whether it be GEM or TTM), and other newer X innovations is the possibility of now running the X Server without root privileges.

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Kernel Log: progress with free graphics drivers, three new stable kernels

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A new version of the nv driver supports later NVIDIA GPUs. Drivers giving 3D support for later Radeon GPUs are making progress, and so is code for running the X server without root rights.

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Early Linux 2.6.31 Kernel Benchmarks

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The Linux 2.6.31 kernel is still under active development until it is released later this quarter, but the merge window is closed and most of the work going on is to address bugs and other regressions within this massive code-base.

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Kernel Log: Main development phase of Linux 2.6.31 completed

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Just over two weeks after the release of Linux 2.6.30, Linus Torvalds has released 2.6.31-rc1, the first release candidate of Linux 2.6.31. As usual, "rc1" completes the merge window during which the kernel hackers incorporate the majority of new features into the respective new version's main development branch.

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Kernel Log : Winding down the IDE subsystem

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David Miller has stepped in to maintain the IDE subsystem, but plans to make it maintenance only, with no major development work. On Friday, one LinuxTag venue will be dedicated entirely to the Linux kernel.

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Linus on Linux: Torvalds Interview Part 2

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In part 2 of our interview, Linus talks about the process of managing kernel developer commits, selecting a revision control system and how he personally uses git.

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Linux: Drivers Should NOT be Closed Source

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In one of my previous blog entries about a Dell Support issue some of the comments suggested that the reason we were in this mess was because of the inflexible nature of the Linux kernel.

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Collecting and analyzing Linux kernel crashes - LKCD

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Having found the available information on system analysis rather sparse and/or written in such a fashion that is hardly of any use but to the people who wrote the actual documents,I have decided to write a series of articles on Linux system analysis.

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Kernel Log: Linux 2.6.30 is taking shape

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Between Tuesday and Wednesday, Linus Torvalds released Linux 2.6.30-rc1, the first release candidate of version 2.6.30 of the Linux kernel.

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Linux Kernel 2.6.29 -- more than just a point release

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2.6.29 is made up of 11,010,647 lines of code, with the number of developers who contributed to it reaching a record high of 1,166. Unlike the lines of code that make up the kernel, the number of developers has not been constantly climbing.

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Linux kernel advances

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At the end of 2008, the 2.6.28 kernel surfaced. Subsequently, the merge window for the next release—2.6.29—opened. As the Linux kernel uses a distributed development process, it's not always clear what's coming (or will be integrated) into a given kernel release, but the last two have been interesting.

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New Intel IGP Appears In Linux 2.6.30 Kernel

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The merge window for the Linux 2.6.30 kernel is now open and Linus has already accepted a horde of new patches for this next quarterly Linux update.

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