The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that Cirrus Logic, Treasure Data, and Xilinx are joining the organization.
As consumers and mobile workers have begun to favor seamlessly integrated devices in their day-to-day lives, the use of embedded Linux in a wide variety of technologies has grown immensely. From big data platforms to integrated circuits and wearable technology, today's new members represent a range of possibilities for embedded Linux. By investing in Linux, these companies are able to maintain technical superiority, adhere to their own vision, and tap into an expansive community.
The Linux 4.1 kernel will feature support for Radeon DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport so that this open-source AMD Linux graphics driver can work with the latest high resolution DP displays and modern laptop docking stations.
Professionals with Linux skills are in greater demand than ever, according to a recent survey-based report from Dice.com and the Linux Foundation. Nearly all hiring managers surveyed plan to bring on more Linux talent this year, and many of them said they will be hiring in greater numbers than they did last year to cover Linux-supported functions. The vast majority said it's difficult to fill these positions, and, as a result, many are offering special work arrangements and/or compensation to land Linux professionals. In fact, to fill these needs, many of the organizations surveyed are willing to pay for at least some of the cost of certification training. "Demand for Linux talent continues apace, and it's becoming more important for employers to be able to verify that candidates have the skill sets they need," says Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation. "Formal training and certifications are a key way of identifying qualified talent." More than 1,000 hiring managers and 3,400 Linux professionals took part in the research.
Gumstix has updated its wireless enabled, Linux-oriented Overo Storm modules with new “Storm-Y” models that add WiFi access point and BLE 4.1 functions.
Last summer, when Gumstix announced a Storm-P version of its wireless-enabled Overo Storm computer-on-modules, the company said the Storm was its most popular model. Whereas the Storm-P added WiFi Direct support via Wi2Wi’s W2CBW0015 wireless module, the new Storm-Y, which appears to supersede it, goes with a Texas Instruments WiLink 8 module.
The BPF In-Kernel Virtual Machine will likely see new functionality with the next Linux kernel release cycle, Linux 4.1.
A new patch series led by Alexei Starovoitov appears about ready as new tracing code that allows for eBPF programs to be attached to KProbes. Alexei mentioned in his latest tracing patch series that this eBPF code for kprobes appears ready, "I think it's good to go."