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  • My Favorite Features/Changes Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel

    With Linux 4.5 looking like it will release next weekend, here's a look at my favorite features/changes of Linux 4.5

  • diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

    System calls notoriously have insufficient error reporting. Some take lots of inputs, and if any of them are wrong in any way, or fail some obscure bounds check, the call returns "EINVAL" for invalid data, but doesn't give any other clue about which piece of data had the problem, or what the value was, or where in the code the problem occurred.

    Alexander Shishkin recently tried to implement a solution to this. The real issue though is that the kernel can't simply change the way system calls handle return values. There's code all through the kernel and in userland that depends upon the current behavior. Any solution, therefore, would somehow have to provide additional reporting information, withou

  • AMDGPU Get More Fixes Ahead Of Linux 4.6 Merge Window

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  • IBM i Open Source Business Architect Lays Out A Plan
    Enterprise level application development is no place for open source languages. Can you believe it? That was once the widely accepted truth. Jiminy Crickets! Things have changed. The number of the stable open source distributions available with comprehensive support and maintenance goes well beyond common knowledge. Industry giants, successful SMB players, and mom and pop businesses are finding good reasons to use open source. Even IBM uses open source for internal business reasons. There are reasons for you to do the same.
  • Lightning Talk - Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes by Blake White, The Walt Disney Co.
  • How Disney Is Realizing the Multi-Cloud Promise of Kubernetes
    The Walt Disney Company is famous for “making magic happen,” and their cross-cloud, enterprise level Kubernetes implementation is no different. In a brief but information-packed lightning talk at CloudNativeCon in Seattle in November, Disney senior cloud engineer Blake White laid out a few of the struggles and solutions in making Kubernetes work across clouds.
  • Puppet Launches its Latest State of DevOps Survey
    Folks who are focused on container technology and virtual machines as they are implemented today might want to give a hat tip to some of the early technologies and platforms that arrived in the same arena. Among those, Puppet, which was built on the legacy of the venerable Cfengine system, was an early platform that helped automate lots of virtual machine implementations. We covered it in depth all the way back in 2008. Fast-forward to today, and Puppet is still making news, creating jobs and more.

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