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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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