FS-Cache merged in Kernel 2.6.30

FS-Cache has been merged into the upcoming kernel 2.6.30. This allows for a generic caching interface in the kernel for other file systems. For example, you can use local hard disks to cache data accessed via NFS, AFS, or CD-Rom. Since these tend to be high-latency while the ...

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Good Linux File System Developments

ext4 has sparked good controversy on the LKML. Aside from the recent delayed alloc and fsync issues, the whole FS stack is getting some much needed attention. Indeed, Linux file systems are starting to feel like first class citizens again with ext4 and Btrfs (merged in 2.6.29 for ...

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I hate Ubuntu

I hate Ubuntu. I immediately lose respect for anyone who runs it, and especially those who advocate it. Here's why:

Name 20 features, release-for-release or year-for-year that have not come from Redhat. Redhat basically runs the show when it comes to Linux. This includes things like NetworkManager, Gnome, Xorg ...

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Good open source journalism

I have to hand it to the guys at The H Open (formally Heise Online Open Source Edition). They have excellent coverage of the latest happenings in FOSS software. They also have great coverage of software releases and break it down to the important new bits. Finally, it is not ...

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Welcome back, Palm! The New Palm Pre

I've always been a fan of Palm hardware, and even had a soft spot for PalmOS until it was left to rot for so long.

Indeed, my Palm 800w is a fine piece of hardware even though it was quickly eclipsed by the Treo Pro, but Windows Mobile has ...

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I dream of pervasive virtualization...

I dream of a day where virtualization is pervasive.

Instead of thinking about services in terms of servers, CPUs or directly mapped resources, I should be able to to add virtual machines in terms of guaranteed throughput rate over a whole grid. Scaling out should be as easy as adding ...

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