Linux Kernel Podcast (general)
A periodic summary of Linux Kernel Development







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Jon Masters summarizes the arrival of the Linux 6.3 kernel release, which includes additional support for the Rust programming language, a new red-black tree data structure for BPF programs, and the removal of a large number of legacy Arm systems.

Direct download: s2e4_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EDT

Jon Masters summarizes the closure of the Linux 6.3 "merge window" (period of time during which disruptive changes are allowed to the kernel) and the release of Linux 6.3-rc1. Meanwhile, ongoing development includes the deprecation of several legacy architectures, an Apple Silicon graphics driver written in Rust, and much more.

Direct download: lkml_podcast_s2e3_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

Jon Masters summarizes the tail end of the Linux 6.2 kernel development cycle as developers prepare for the upcoming 6.3 "merge window" in the week ahead. Meanwhile, ongoing development across the stack focuses heavily on Confidential Compute technologies from the various processor architecture vendors.

Direct download: Kernel_Podcast_-_s2e2_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT

The Linux "Kernel Podcast" returns from a long hiatus for a new "season 2". Our host Jon Masters introduces the new season, and summarizes recent happenings during Linux 6.2 development.

Direct download: Kernel_Podcast_S2E1_-_Take_2_01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:11pm EDT

Linux 4.12 final is released, the 4.13 merge window opens, and various
assorted ongoing kernel development is described in detail

Direct download: 20170707.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53am EDT

Linux 4.12-rc1 (including a full summary of the 4.12 merge window), Linux 4.11 final is released, saving TLB flushes, various ongoing development, and a bunch of announcements

Direct download: 20170514.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EDT

Linux 4.11-rc8, updating cross compilers, Intel 5-level paging, v3 namespaced file capabilities, and ongoing development

Direct download: 20170427.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

Linus Torvalds announces Linux 4.11-rc7, a kernel security update bonanza, the end of Kconfig maintenance, automatic NUMA balancing, movable memory, a bug in synchronize_rcu_tasks, and ongoing development. The Linux 4.12 merge window should open before next week.

Direct download: 20170419.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:20am EDT

Linus Torvalds announces Linux 4.11-rc6, Intel Memory Bandwidth Allocation (MBA), Coherent Device Memory (CDM), Paravirtualized Remote TLB Flushing,kernel lockdown, the latest on Intel 5-level paging, and other assorted ongoing development activities

Direct download: 20170411.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49am EDT

Linus Torvalds announces Linux 4.11-rc5, Donald Drumpf drains the maintainer swamp in April, Intel FPGA Device Drivers, FPU state cacheing, /dev/mem access crashing machines, and assorted ongoing development

Direct download: 20170404v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:14am EDT

Linus Torvalds announces Linux 4.11-rc4, early debug with USB3 earlycon, upcoming support for USB-C in 4.12, and ongoing development including various work on boot time speed ups, logging, futexes, and IOMMUs

Direct download: 20170328v2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

Linus Torvalds announces Linux 4.11-rc3, this week's exciting installment of "5-level paging weekly", the 2038 doomsday compliance "statx" systemcall, and heterogenous memory management. Also a summary of all ongoing active kernel development toward 4.12 onwards

Direct download: 20170321.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

Linus Torvalds announces Linux 4.11-rc2 (including pre-enablement for Intel 5-level paging), VMA based swap readahead, and ongoing development ahead of the next cycle.

Direct download: 20170313.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:04am EDT

Linus Torvalds announces Linux 4.11-rc1, rants about folks not correctly leveraging linux-next, the remainder of this cycle's merge window pulls, and announcements concerning end of life for some features.

Direct download: 20170306.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm EDT

The merge window for kernel 4.11 is open and patches are flying into Linus's inbox, fixing NUMA node determination at runtime, Virtual Machine Aware Caches, Advisory Memory Allocations, and a non-fixed TASK_SIZE to bring excitement to your life.

Direct download: 20170228.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:52am EDT