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  • BFQ Gets Another Notable Responsiveness Fix

    In addition to the BFQ improvements already staged for Linux 4.14, it looks like another fix will be on the way.

  • F2FS In Linux 4.14 Gets Better Tuning For Android

    Jaegeuk Kim has submitted the F2FS Flash-Friendly File-System updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel merge window.

    For this cycle, F2FS developers have been working on providing a better user experience for F2FS when running on Android devices. One of the notable focuses has been working on the atomic write feature of F2FS and has been testing/developing it in conjunction with the SQLite folks. As part of the F2FS developer work has also been new/improved features for analyzing I/O behavior with this flash-focused file-system.

  • Author Dan Lyons on Tech Startups and the Trouble with the New Economy [Ed: Shame on the Linux Foundation for giving a platform for a SCO attack dog who endlessly attacked GNU/Linux. Makes me wonder if the Linux Foundation will invite the Enderle Group (a one-man 'business' connected to Microsoft) to give a keynote...]

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Canonical/Ubuntu: Canonical's Engineering Tech Lead, Field Product Manager, and Designers'/Developers' Updates

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    Canonical's Engineering Tech Lead, Gavin Guo, has passed along a big slide deck on a presentation he is preparing about the Spectre and Meltdown CPU vulnerabilities. Gavin's presentation is mostly focused on Spectre V2 since that is vulnerable to attacking the host system from a guest VM, but the other vulnerabilities are also covered in his 77-page slide deck with great detail.
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    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 532 for the week of June 10 – 16, 2018.

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