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TuxMachines: Zend Server 8 Delivers Z-Ray Application Insight

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 09:08:23 PM

For the first time, Zend Server is now also available on IBM's Power Linux platforms. Zend has been available for years on IBM i, but has not been available for Linux running on IBM's Power servers. IBM has had a busy year for Power, launching its Power8 server systems portfolio and doubling down on Linux.

Gutmans is very enthusiastic about IBM's strategy for Power. IBM recently announced that it was divesting its silicon fabrication capabilities.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu Could Give a Fatal Blow to Windows in China

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 09:03:26 PM

The Windows operating systems is going out the front door in China and its place will be taken by a Linux distribution that will be used by the authorities and the governing body. The problem is that there is no real alternative, although at least one OS might be ready for the task, and that is Ubuntu Kylin.

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TuxMachines: Btrfs On 4 x Intel SSDs In RAID 0/1/5/6/10

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:59:38 PM

These results are much more interesting than the earlier two-disk HDD benchmarks now using solid-state storage and having bought four Intel Series 530 120GB SSDs for making this an interesting RAID comparison. Four of the Intel SSDSC2BW120A4K5 solid-state drives were used in their 120GB capacity. Each of these solid-state drives retail for $75~80 USD and features sequential reads up to 540MB/s and sequential writes up to 480MB/s with its Serial ATA 3.0 interface. The 2.5-inch SSD 530 Series drive is rated by a five-year warranty and uses 20nm Intel NAND MLC memory.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat begins offering free OpenShift to startups

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:58:14 PM

Red Hat is looking to lure startups to its web of services with a new program that gives budding businesses free access to OpenShift Online, Red Hat's public cloud app development platform.

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TuxMachines: Lightweight DBMS guides Linux-based cow feeding robot

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:54:49 PM

Ittia announced a design win for its lightweight embedded DB SQL database in Wasserbauer’s uClibc Linux based “Butler Gold” robot designed to feed cattle.

The Ittia DB SQL database and its antecedents, including .db*, have shipped in a wide variety of devices, including a circa 2005, Linux-based Oshkosh A3 HEMTT tactical truck. The lightweight, Linux- and Android-compatible embedded relational database has now found its way into barnyard life in its role within a Butler Gold cattle-feeding robot from Germany’s Wasserbauer GmbH. Linux has previously played a role in DeLaval’s Voluntary Milking System robot for cattle, but this is the first time we’ve seen it helping out on the other end.

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TuxMachines: Drupal Core - Highly Critical - Public Service announcement - PSA-2014-003

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:45:59 PM

This Public Service Announcement is a follow up to SA-CORE-2014-005 - Drupal core - SQL injection. This is not an announcement of a new vulnerability in Drupal.

Automated attacks began compromising Drupal 7 websites that were not patched or updated to Drupal 7.32 within hours of the announcement of SA-CORE-2014-005 - Drupal core - SQL injection. You should proceed under the assumption that every Drupal 7 website was compromised unless updated or patched before Oct 15th, 11pm UTC, that is 7 hours after the announcement.

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LXer: Guake Review - The Last Drop-Down Terminal You'll Ever Use

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:20:42 PM
When people hear about Linux and terminals they usually cringe, especially if they are new to the platform. That doesn't have to be the case and the terminal is usually your friend and you can even enhance it. This is where Guake comes into play, and what a truly a marvellous tool it is!

TuxMachines: Desktop GNU/Linux Wins

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:11:54 PM

To me, this is quite an important period because the only reason I migrated to GNU/Linux was to be free of crashes. Later I was glad I did because of performance, lack of malware, avoidance of the EULA from Hell, easy back-ups and installation, easy management, etc. Many other famous migrations happened around the same time and I would bet stability was an issue for them too. Certainly cost, flexibility, and independence from M$ were issues. Many businesses were spending ~$1000 per seat per annum just to keep things running, so it’s not just about licences or being “cheap”. FLOSS is the right way to do IT.

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Phoronix: Btrfs On 4 x Intel SSDs In RAID 0/1/5/6/10

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 08:00:00 PM
Earlier this month I published Btrfs RAID benchmarks on two HDDs but as some more interesting results are now Btrfs RAID file-system benchmarks when testing the next-generation Linux file-system across four Intel Series 530 solid-state drives. All RAID levels supported by the Btrfs file-system were benchmarked atop Ubuntu 14.10 with the Linux 3.18-rc1 kernel: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10 levels along with testing a Btrfs single SSD setup and a Btrfs file-system linearly spanning all four drives.

LXer: Zend Server 8 Delivers Z-Ray Application Insight

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 07:23:31 PM
This week, Zend announced its new Zend Server 8 platform, with a heavy emphasis on a feature it calls Z-ray. The Zend Server platform was first introduced back in 2009 and has steadily been improved ever since. The basic idea behind the Z-Ray is that much like an X-Ray (with the Z standing for Zend), the feature looks into the applications that the server is delivering.

Reddit: Damn, my 'resize2fs' command is running for more than a month now.

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 06:56:05 PM

The command is "resize2fs /dev/vg_landisk/raid 1300G". The LV is 3500G.

dr-xr-xr-x 7 root root 0 2014-09-19 18:31 /proc/21296/

1 core (of 4) is running 100%, iowait is 0.1% and my 4 disks in raid10 have %util 0.2. Will this end when "rchar" reaches 3.5T or wchar 1.3T?

$ cat /proc/`pidof resize2fs`/io rchar: 2306463229680 wchar: 868666638446 syscr: 357010459 syscw: 6171020 read_bytes: 919503200256 write_bytes: 848206856192 cancelled_write_bytes: 0

PS: I keep it running mostly for curiosity's sake

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Reddit: GPL license vs. BSD license

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 06:33:53 PM

I heard both sides say that one is for more freedom while the other prohibits it. Heard this mostly from BSD advocates that say the GPL is not true free software. I'd just like to have a discussion about this and as to why they say that.

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LXer: Looking Ahead at Upcoming FOSS Events

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 06:26:20 PM
A biennial tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area, MeetBSD 2014 uses a mixed unConference format featuring both scheduled talks and community-driven events such as birds-of-a-feather meetings, lightning talks, and speed geeking sessions. MeetBSD can be traced back to a local workshop for BSD developers and users, hosted annually in Poland since 2004. Since then, MeetBSD’s popularity has spread, and it’s now widely recognized as its own conference with participants from all over the world.

Reddit: Does emacs follow the unix philosophy?

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 06:25:59 PM

Make each program do one thing well. To do a new job, build afresh rather than complicate old programs by adding new features.

To a newbie at Linux, it seems like emacs conflicts with the above philosophy and to a lesser extent, KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid).

Why would Stallman endorse this? Not trying to get people upset but I'm genuinely curious about it. Maybe I am misunderstanding Stallman's positions or something.

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LXer: How You Can Help Reduce CPU Usage in Mesa3D

Wednesday 29th of October 2014 05:29:09 PM
Finding places where CPU use in Mesa can be improved is a great place to start contributing to Mesa. It doesn't require you to know much about how Mesa works to get started, but at the same time you will quickly learn how things fit together as you follow the output from profiling applications.Also you don't necessarily need to be a super programmer to identify hotspots in the code and try to come up with a way to reduce CPU as I will hopefully show you below.

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