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Phoronix: Spectre / Meltdown Code Gets Cleaned Up, Improvements For Linux 4.16

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:01:47 PM
After the page table isolation (K)PTI support was added late in the Linux 4.15 kernel cycle in light of the Meltdown CPU vulnerability, improvements to this code are on the way with Linux 4.16... How to Use DockerHub

Monday 29th of January 2018 03:00:38 PM
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Reddit: Man page rant

Monday 29th of January 2018 02:21:33 PM

From man resize2fs:

Note: when kilobytes is used above, I mean real, power-of-2 kilobytes, (i.e., 1024 bytes), which some politically correct folks insist should be the stupid-sounding "kibibytes''. The same holds true for megabytes, also sometimes known as "mebibytes'', or gigabytes, as the amazingly silly "gibibytes''. Makes you want to gibber, doesn't it?

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Phoronix: Ncurses 6.1 Released With A Variety Of Improvements & Other Changes

Monday 29th of January 2018 02:13:43 PM
It has been more than two years since the release of Ncurses 6.0 as the GNU project for developing terminal-independent text-based user-interfaces while this weekend marked the availability of the big Ncurses 6.1 update...

LXer: Parsing HTML with Python

Monday 29th of January 2018 02:04:39 PM
As a long-time member of the documentation team at Scribus, I keep up-to-date with the latest updates of the source so I can help make updates and additions to the documentation. When I recently did a "checkout" using Subversion on a computer I had just upgraded to Fedora 27, I was amazed at how long it took to download the documentation, which consists of HTML pages and associated more

LinuxToday: Minimal Linux Live version 28-Jan-2018 has been released

Monday 29th of January 2018 02:00:00 PM

Minimal Linux Live is a tiny educational Linux distribution, which is designed to be built from scratch by using a collection of automated shell scripts.

Phoronix: Mesa 18.0-RC3 Released With 50+ Changes

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:48:41 PM
Emil Velikov announced the release today of Mesa 18.0-RC3 with 50+ changes comprising of many Intel ANV and Radeon RADV Vulkan driver fixes...

LXer: I want life to be boring says Linus Torvalds as Linux 4.15 debuts

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:16:01 PM
But Linux overlord braces for more Meltdown/Spectre excitement as kernelistas clean up remaining CPU messes‘This was not a pleasant release cycle’ says Linux overlord, who prefers things boring, ‘Because boring really is good’…

LinuxToday: openSUSE Leap 42.2 Linux Operating System Reached End of Life, Upgrade Now

Monday 29th of January 2018 12:00:00 PM

A minor release of OpenSuSE Leap 42 operating system series, openSUSE Leap 42.2 was released on November 16, 2016

Phoronix: Linux 4.16 Getting Tweak For Smarter Task Migration, Yielding Better Scalability

Monday 29th of January 2018 11:45:28 AM
Ingo Molnar began sending in his various Git pull requests this morning for targeting the Linux 4.16 kernel merge window, including the scheduler updates...

Phoronix: It's Going To Take More Time To Get Vega Compute Support With The Mainline Kernel

Monday 29th of January 2018 11:00:00 AM
This weekend I wrote how the AMDKFD discrete GPU support should be in place for the next kernel cycle, Linux 4.17. This is going to allow discrete Radeon GPUs to have ROCm working off the mainline kernel for OpenCL/compute support, but for 4.17 it's unlikely RX Vega GPUs will have compute working...

Reddit: SSD for Linux on a lenovo t450

Monday 29th of January 2018 10:49:55 AM

Hi all, I am currently running ubuntu 16.04lts on a ThinkPad 450 with an SSD crucial m500 and me and orher thinkpad users have an hardware problem with crucial ssd. So, now I want buy a new ssd and reinstall a linux distribution on it. Which model do you suggest? I saw Samsung evo 860 that has a better linux compatibility

But I read many post saying that Samsung ssd after the many problems with 840 and 850(data deterioration) series are not good for linux.

What do you say?

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Phoronix: L2 CDP Added To Linux 4.16 For L2 Cache Partitioning On Intel CPUs

Monday 29th of January 2018 10:45:23 AM
L2 Code and Data Prioritization (L2 CDP) is a feature of Intel's Resource Director Technology (RDT) that will now be supported with the Linux 4.16 kernel...

TuxMachines: CopperheadOS: Security features, installing apps, and more

Monday 29th of January 2018 10:35:56 AM

Several years ago, I made the decision to replace proprietary technologies (mainly Apple products) with technology that ran on free and open source software (FOSS). I can't say it was easy, but I now happily use FOSS for pretty much everything.

The hardest part involved my mobile handset. There are basically only two choices today for phones and tablets: Apple's iOS or Google's Android. Since Android is open source, it seemed the obvious choice, but I was frustrated by both the lack of open source applications on Android and the pervasiveness of Google on those devices.

So I entered the world of custom ROMs. These are projects that take the base Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and customize it. Almost all these projects allow you to install the standard Google applications as a separate package, called GApps, and you can have as much or as little Google presence on your phone as you like. GApps packages come in a number of flavors, from the full suite of apps that Google ships with its devices to a "pico" version that includes just the minimal amount of software needed to run the Google Play Store, and from there you can add what you like.

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LXer: Purism Plans to Bring Convergence to Its PureOS Linux Phone and Laptops

Monday 29th of January 2018 10:27:22 AM
Purism, the computer technology company that sells Linux-powered laptops, is currently working hard on their first Linux phone, Librem 5, for which the company ran a successful crowdfunding campaign last year.

Phoronix: Linux 4.16 Is Tightening Up Access To /dev/mem By Default

Monday 29th of January 2018 10:26:58 AM
One of the security improvements to Linux 4.16 is improving the default behavior for restricted access to /dev/mem for x86/x86_64 and ARM64 systems...

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How Linux became my job

I've been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no Google Chrome (not even a Google), no Amazon, barely an internet. In fact, the hot topic of the day was the new Linux 2.0 kernel. The big technical challenges in those days? Well, the ELF format was replacing the old a.out format in binary Linux distributions, and the upgrade could be tricky on some installs of Linux. Read more

Linux 4.16-rc2

It's been a quiet week, and rc2 is out. I take the fairly quiet rc be a good sign for 4.16, but honestly, rc2 is often fairly calm. That's probably because people are taking a breather after the merge window, but also simply because it might take a while to find any issues. But let's be optimistic, and just assume - at least for now - that it's because all is well. The diffstat is fairly odd, but that often happens with small rc's just because then just a couple of pulls will skew things easily in one or two directions. This time the patch is about one third architecture updates (arm64, x86, powerpc), one third tooling (mostly 'perf') and one third "rest". And yes, the bulk of that rest is drivers (gpu, nvme, sound, misc), but those drivers are still distinctly *not* the bulk of the whole patch. Go out and test, it all looks fine. Read more Also: Linux 4.16-rc2 Kernel Released

OpenStreetMap in IkiWiki and Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble

  • OSM in IkiWiki
    Since about 15 years ago, I have been thinking of creating a geo-referenced wiki of pubs, with loads of structured data to help searching. I don't know if that would be useful for anybody else, but I know I would use it! Sadly, the many times I started coding something towards that goal, I ended blocked by something, and I keep postponing my dream project.
  • Why OpenStreetMap is in Serious Trouble
    That said, while I still believe in the goals of OpenStreetMap, I feel the OpenStreetMap project is currently unable to fulfill that mission due to poor technical decisions, poor political decisions, and a general malaise in the project. I'm going to outline in this article what I think OpenStreetMap has gotten wrong. It's entirely possible that OSM will reform and address the impediments to its success- and I hope it does. We need a Free as in Freedom geographic dataset.

Linux KPI-Based DRM Modules Now Working On FreeBSD 11

Thanks to work done by Hans Petter Selasky and others, this drm-next-kmod port is working on FreeBSD 11 stable. What's different with this package from the ports collection versus the ported-from-Linux Direct Rendering Modules found within the FreeBSD 11 kernel is that these DRM modules are using the linuxkpi interface. Read more