Kernel 2.6.30 is a Go

I initially thought this would be a rather uninteresting release, especially when we learned Xen dom0 didn't make the cut. Following the changelog line-by-line, this one still didn't seem very interesting to me. But analyzing the sum of parts, I have to consider 2.6.30 a 'golden ...

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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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