With David Airlie continuing to close the drm-next merge window early prior to the official N-1 kernel release, the open-source NVIDIA/Nouveau driver changes have now landed in Git.
Choice has long been a defining feature of the world of free and open source software, and the constellation of options only gets bigger every year. Often it's brand-new projects causing the increase, but sometimes the growth happens in another way, when tools that were developed for a company's internal use get opened up for all the world to see, use and improve.
That, in fact, is just what has been happening lately on a grand scale in the security arena, where numerous major companies have been opting to open the doors to their own, in-house tools. Google, Facebook and Netflix are all among the companies taking this approach lately, and it's changing the security landscape significantly.
Chromebooks from vendors such as Acer, HP, Samsung and Dell edged out iPads in sales to U.S. schools during the third quarter, according to new data from IDC.
Google's low-cost Chromebook laptops have for the first time overtaken Apple's iPads in sales to U.S. schools.
Just a few years ago, before Android marched to its dominant position in the mobile market, there was much speculation that Google might merge Chrome OS and Android. Early last year, I wrote a post on why that won't happen.
However, an interesting corollary trend is now appearing. Following an initial round of Android apps that can run on Chrome OS, more and more are arriving. The news was announced on a Chrome G+ page, bringing the total number of apps available across Chrome and Android to more than 40.
Bit of an odd question...
So I'm trying to setup a self-destruct script for a sensitive server. I've got LSI's SafeStore and Seagate SED drives. The OS is RHEL 6.
My script works; like this:
- Create a ramdisk at /ram/
- Copy storcli and echo to /ram/
- Switch cache policy to write-through
- Flush cache
- Delete virtual disk
- Secure-Erase drives
- Delete key from controller
- Call 'echo o > /proc/sysrq-trigger'
Steps 1 through 7 work, but step 8 fails saying that /ram/echo doesn't exist (obviously a problem with step 2). The problem seems to be that when the VD is destroyed, the /ram mount point dies, too. The remaining 'storcli' calls seem to succeed because the 'storcli' binary is still in cache somewhere...
Any suggestion on how to create a ramdisk that will outlive / ?
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One of the things we see a lot of here at SD Times is surveys. It’s a great idea for your company to survey its customers, and the resulting information can be really useful—not just to your company, but to those of us who track the industry and its trends.
Thus, I was fairly disturbed by the results of a recent survey by Mendix that found that enterprise developers are having a very hard time giving the business folks what they’ve asked for. Gottfried Sehringer, vice president of marketing at Mendix, painted a fairly bleak picture of the state of enterprise development.
Open-source software plays an increasingly prominent role in many areas of modern business IT – it’s in servers, databases and even the cloud. Vendors like Red Hat, Canonical and others have managed to graft open-source principles onto a profitable business model. The former company became the first open-source-centered business with $1 billion in annual revenue in 2012.