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  • Upstreaming in steps

    Sanitization is not a new idea. Grsecurity has had it for some time. I have some background in working with kernel memory management already so it was a good match of my skills to a missing feature. Given Grsecurity had a working implementation of this already, I elected to use that as a starting point for the first submission. Typically, the upstream community likes features as small separate patches which can be reviewed individually. The Grsecurity patch is not structured this way so getting it in a form which could be submitted involved picking pieces out of the mega patch and turning those pieces into smaller patches. This is similar to doing a backport of a patch and much of the same thought processes apply here as well (i.e. blindly copy pasting will lead to trouble).

  • OPNFV announces second major release – Brahmaputra

    The Linux Foundation-inspired OPNFV Project has taken a new step closer to its ideal of network liberalisation with a new release of its software.

    Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), the telecoms industry’s answer to the Stock Market’s Big Bang, aims to open the market for creating software that runs the multitude of functions within any network. The OPNFV Project aims to create a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform that uses NFV to create telecoms networks that are infinitely more flexible and adaptable than the traditional proprietary systems that locked the software within the rigid backbone of telecoms hardware.

  • Linux Foundation and Women Who Code Partner on Open Source Diversity

    The Linux Foundation, in partnership with Women Who Code, has announced new steps to diversify the open source community by making it easier for women to participate in open source events.

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NVIDIA Linux OpenCL Performance vs. Radeon ROCm / AMDGPU-PRO

Earlier this week I posted some benchmarks of GPUOpen's new Radeon Open Compute ROCm OpenCL stack that premiered last month and they are working to make completely open-source. In those initial benchmarks I compared the ROCm 1.4 OpenCL performance to the existing AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL implementation on Linux. For those wondering how these two Radeon OpenCL stacks compare to NVIDIA, here are some fresh benchmarks. Read more

Leftovers: Ubuntu and Debian

  • Download Links & Torrents for Debian 8.7 GNU/Linux
    Debian 8.7 GNU/Linux has been released at January 14th 2017. This is an update for Debian 8 (stable, Jessie) mainly for fixing security issues. Here I listed download links for 64 bit and 32 bit versions including torrent links. This article is intended as simple guide for new comers into Debian.
  • This Dev Is Working on a Way to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu Phone
    I’m writing about this way too early, but I figured it may help stoke a few fading hearts among the Ubuntu Phone faithful in light of recent news. Ubports developer (and all round awesome dude) Marius Grispgård has revealed that he’s working on a way to run Android apps on Ubuntu Phone.
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Release Schedule
    Ubuntu 17.04, which has got codename 'Zesty Zapus', is currently penciled in to ship on 13th April, 2017. The release date for Ubuntu 17.04 has now been firmed up as are the other development milestones leading up to the mid-April, currently we know that Unity 8 is going to be the interesting feature which will be shipped in 17.04 and swap partitions will likely to be replaced by swap files as mentioned by Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov, and rest what's new coming in this release we don't know.

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