A project to unify the Android kernel and Linux kernel by 3.3 has been started.

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The state of ARM in Linux kernel can still be ignored all right but we have seen how Microsoft is talking of a Windows 8 tablet now. ARM is indeed important for the future of portable and mobile computing.

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In November last year, we reported on a patch for the Linux kernel that does wonder to the performance of the kernel under heavy load. This patch has been finally merged with the kernel in the latest release of the Linux kernel (2.6.38).

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Many people had hoped that the Nexus S will be equipped with a dual-core processor but sadly that did not turn out to be true. The Nexus S uses a 1 GHz SoC (Silicon-on-Chip) Hummingbird processor. The same processor is used across the different variants of the Galaxy S line-up. Now, an XDA member morfic has released a new kernel – Trinity – for the Nexus S which overclocks the processor to 1.2GHz.

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Linux Foundation reports some numbers regarding growth of the Linux kernel.

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Interestingly, a RedHat developer, Lennart Poettering, has come up with an alternative to the 200 line patch for the Linux kernel which increases the system responsiveness under heavy load.

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An ancient kernel hole in Linux, which has been present from 2003, was recently closed after constant nagging and bug reports. The problem was with the X server using a huge stack that has a good chance of running into an adjacent heap memory.

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The HTC Droid Incredible is a very popular phone in the US. The phone features a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with a WVGA resolution. It was a month ago that the Droid Incredible was rooted. The Droid Incredible was comparatively a tough nut to crack than other Android phones.

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The new technologies borrowed from Google are RFS and RPS. These help in modifying the behavior of packets in a network. RPS spreads a process into all cores.

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The new Linux Kernel version of 2.6.34 has a new LogFS file-system file system, a faster networking support on KVM virtualization, updates on Btrfs file-system and many other GPU driver updates.

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The Linux Kernel version 2.6.34 RC1 has been released. This new kernel has got a new filesystem named Logfs. Logfs is a scalable filesystem for flash drives.

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