Linux Kernel Podcast

By Jon Masters

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A periodic summary of Linux Kernel Development

Episode Date
Kernel Podcast S2E1 - 2023/01/21

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.

Jan 22, 2023
Kernel Podcast for 2017/07/07

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

Jul 07, 2017
Kernel Podcast for 2017/05/14

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

May 15, 2017
Kernel Podcast for 2017/04/27

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

Apr 27, 2017
Kernel Podcast for 2017/04/19

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.

Apr 20, 2017
Kernel Podcast for 2017/04/11

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

Apr 11, 2017
Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/04/04

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

Apr 05, 2017
Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/28

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

Mar 28, 2017
Linux Kernel Podcast for 2017/03/21

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

Mar 21, 2017
Kernel Podcast for 20170313

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.

Mar 14, 2017
Kernel Podcast for 20170306

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.

Mar 06, 2017
Kernel Podcast for 20170227

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.

Feb 28, 2017
Kernel Podcast for 20170220

In this week’s edition: Linus Torvalds announces Linux 4.10, Alan Tull updates his FPGA manager framework, and Intel’s latest 5-level paging patch series is posted for review. We will have this, and a summary of ongoing development in the first of the newly revived Linux Kernel Podcast.

Feb 20, 2017
2009/06/14 Linux Kernel Podcast
2.6.31 merge window, shipping userspace (sub)packages,
large kernel images, and matching disks to boot order
Jun 15, 2009
2009/06/10 Linux Kernel Podcast
Linux 2.6.30 updates, lockless ring buffer, poisoned hardware, platform device architectural data, and virtual swap readahead
Jun 12, 2009
2009/06/09 Linux Kernel Podcast
Linux 2.6.30, performance overhead, IO scheduler based IO controller, VIA Centaur CPUs, and procfs documentation
Jun 11, 2009
2009/06/08 Linux Kernel Podcast
Fair Anticipatory Scheduling, making mapped executable pages the first class citizen, zone_reclaim() behavorial expectations, MCE ring buffer, RTL8169 related crashes, and a few good hackers
Jun 09, 2009
2009/06/07 Linux Kernel Podcast
Mild ext4 filesystem corruption, private anonymous mmaps, performance overhead, introducing the initdev patchset, IDE fixes, Performance Counters, Introducing this_cpu_xx operations, converting ftrace syscalls to TRACE_EVENT, the IEEE 802.15.4 stack, DebugFS documentation, CPU hard limits, CONFIG_VFAT_NO_CREATE_WITH_LONGNAMES, and benchmarking the Per-bdi writeback flusher threads patchset
Jun 09, 2009
2009/06/04 Linux Kernel Podcast
The Linux Driver Project, Remapping NULL pointers, MCE ring buffer, paravirt operations overhead, Super-H, System 390, Console screen blanking, and kernels listed on
Jun 05, 2009
2009/06/03 Linux Kernel Podcast
Xen, zero page pointers, detailed stack information,  filesystem notification of errors, printk halt delay, and hardware breakpoints
Jun 04, 2009
2009/06/02 Linux Kernel Podcast
Xen, OOM, DebugFS, Dynamic ftrace support for s390, kprobe-based event tracing, and resetting the TSC
Jun 04, 2009
2009/06/01 Linux Kernel Podcast
The spirit of the GPL, hacking at mm_struct, retrying core dumps, security, and a generic hashlist implementation
Jun 02, 2009
2009/05/31 Linux Kernel Podcast
Xen, page allocator sanitization, poisonous hardware, magic sysrq, System Management Interrupts, and Intel Atom CPU support
Jun 01, 2009
2009/05/28 Linux Kernel Podcast
ARM devicetree support, ftrace, per-BDI flusher threads, and trusted boot technology
May 29, 2009
2009/05/27 Linux Kernel Podcast
Kernel based checkpoint and restart, per-BDI writeback flusher threads, Microblaze MMU support, ARM devicetree support, and Xen
May 28, 2009
2009/05/26 Linux Kernel Podcast
Tracepoints, modules, Machine Check Exceptions, and IO scheduling
May 27, 2009
2009/05/25 US Memorial Day Weekend Linux Kernel Podcast
dynamic performance counters, kprobe-based event tracing, OOM killer, page sanitization, 16-bit stack corruption on NMI, DO_ONCE, CPU hotplug, and a new kernel release
May 27, 2009
2009/05/21 Linux Kernel Podcast
Today's issue was delayed due to your author taking a day off ahead of the US Memorial Weekend Holiday. Since I'll be in Ottawa, Canada over the weekend, the weekend update will likely be delayed until Monday evening.

In today's issue: putting struct inode on a diet, sparse interrupt allocation, union directories, zone reclaim defaults, and firewire interface naming conventions.

May 22, 2009
2009/05/20 Linux Kernel Podcast
Sysfs, Dynamic percpu, perf. counters, KVM, and Documentation
May 21, 2009
2009/05/19 Linux Kernel Podcast
Xen, tracepoints, RAID6, and MCE
May 20, 2009
2009/05/18 Linux Kernel Podcast
KVM, Xen, 2.6.30-rc6 frustrations, and miscellaneous items
May 19, 2009
2009/05/17 Linux Kernel Podcast
Expedited RCU, mod_timer() helper functions, CAN, version numbering, and performance regressions
May 18, 2009
2009/05/15 Linux Kernel Podcast
Generic DMA, KVM, DRBD, and a new kernel RC release
May 16, 2009
2009/05/14 Linux Kernel Podcast
Cross-platform device drivers, DRBD, KVM, Btrfs, and 2.6.30 deadlocks
May 15, 2009
2009/05/13 Linux Kernel Podcast
KVM, Xen, hibernate, forced CPU evacuation, hardware breakpoints, MEMORY_HOTPLUG_RESERVE, and asm-generic headers
May 14, 2009
2009/05/12 Linux Kernel Podcast
vmscan, irqfd, OOM, and Xen
May 13, 2009
2009/05/11 Linux Kernel Podcast
the x86 relocatable kernel, performance counters, devtmpfs, and NUMA memory affinity
May 12, 2009
2009/05/10 Linux Kernel Podcast
page frame snapshots tracing, devtmpfs, a minimal linker
script, and email address formats
May 11, 2009
2009/05/09 Linux Kernel Podcast
The Linux Kernel Mailing List podcast airs Monday to Friday. A special weekend edition will be available on Monday morning.
May 10, 2009
2009/05/08 Linux Kernel Podcast
Intel's Trusted Execution Technology, Block Layer Unification, Security patches, Filtering System Calls, The Linux Wireless mini-summit, kernel code coverage measurement tools, and a new RC is announced
May 09, 2009
2009/05/07 Linux Kernel Podcast
Generic DMA mapping, Ptrace, Reducing the default HZ value, TuxOnIce, Xen, and x86 fixes
May 08, 2009
2009/05/06 Linux Kernel Podcast
IO Controllers, KVM, Ftrace 2, TuxOnIce, and Slow booting.
May 07, 2009
2009/05/04 Linux Kernel Podcast
The sendgroup() system call, VFAT long file names support, Machine Check Exceptions, Kbuild fixes, Real Time scheduler tunables, Ftrace speed ups, a new x86 instruction decoder, interrupt injection for KVM, reducing the default HZ value, and the latest updates to KSM.
May 06, 2009
2009/05/05 Linux Kernel Podcast
CONFIG_VFAT_NO_CREATE_WITH_LONGNAMES, Sanity checking sysfs clocksource changes, Ftrace, Memmap validity checking, Security, KVM, and IO scheduler based IO controllers.
May 06, 2009
2009/05/03 Linux Kernel Podcast
The cgroup IO-throttling scheduler, blank screens upon resume, DRBD, __GFP_PANIC, specific processor optimizations, file descriptor (ab)uses, and the feature removal schedule.
May 06, 2009