Earlier this month, according to a lecture and paper delivered at the EuroSys ’16 conference in London, the Linux kernel scheduler has deficits that stop a multicore system from making proper use of all cores for heavily multithreaded loads.
However, now a patch is available in a script provided by a third party for those who are running applications that might be affected and do not wish to wait for a solution from the kernel team.
Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.5.2 and Linux kernel 4.4.8 LTS, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman also published details about the Linux 3.14.67 LTS kernel.
Device-tree discussions are probably not quite as spirited as in the past, however, device tree is an active area. In particular, significant issues remain.
This microconference will cover the updated device-tree specification, debugging, bindings validation, and core-kernel code directions. In addition, there will be discussion of what does (and does not) go into the device tree, along with the device-creation and driver binding ordering swamp.
The past few days I've encountered a strange issue where all of my systems with Intel NICs using the e1000e Linux driver like to be left in a hung state. The past two days of waking up I find my main system no longer has any working network connectivity as the e1000e driver reports "detected hardware unit hang." And my many other test systems that also use the e1000e driver are also left in a hung state.
While some distributions like Fedora have opted to enable DRI3 by default with their (mostly Intel) X.Org driver packages, Ubuntu 16.04 didn't pursue such behavior. But that just means with an easy xorg.conf tweak you can generally get better performance unless you happen to hit one of the few remaining DRI3-related issues.
Softpedia has been informed by the Q4OS team about the availability of the Debian-based Q4OS 2.1 Linux distribution to the testing channels, based on Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch."
The Scorpion series of the Q4OS Linux distribution has now been updated from version 2.0.2 to 2.1.1, bringing the latest security fixes and software updates from upstream, based on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system, which is currently in heavy development. The stable branch of the distro remains Q4OS 1.4.9 "Orion," based on Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 "Jessie."
The Linux Foundation was hosting their "Vault" Linux storage and file-system conference the past two days in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A Linux kernel module is a derivative work of the Linux kernel, not the other way around.
The Linux kernel scheduler has deficiencies that prevent a multicore system from making proper use of all cores for heavily multithreaded loads, according to a lecture and paper delivered earlier this month at the EuroSys '16 conference in London,
If you're running applications that might be affected and would rather not wait for a fix from the kernel team, a patch is available in a script provided by a third party.
Just ten days after we reported that the stable Linux 4.5 kernel series got its first point release, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman Linux now informs the community about the availability of Linux kernel 4.5.2.
The Rockchip RK3288 SoC can be found in numerous Android media players, such as the Tronsmart Orion R28, as well as SBCs including the Firefly-RK3288 and Reload boards and the Radxa Rock 2 Square. Unlike these hacker SBCs, the EM4412 does not provide an open source hardware design, but Boardcon is aiming the board at both OEMs and DIYers, and offers fairly extensive documentation.
Operating systems exist so that you can communicate with computer hardware to get things done. On top of the operating system are live applications that make the process of getting things done efficient. That’s where productivity tools come in. What are productivity tools? Naturally, the definition will depend on the angle from which you approach the question. Management productivity is very different from standard office productivity, and it’s the latter I wish to address.
A long waited release Ubuntu 16.04 has finally been made available to download with some new & interesting features. Ubuntu 16.04 is a long-term supported release that means once you install Ubuntu 16.04, it's going to provide security updates, bug fixes and applications updates for 5 years with no if and but. Ubuntu and other family members' (Ubuntu Mate, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu etc.) 16.04 version can be downloaded and installed.
I'm announcing the release of the 4.5.2 kernel.
All users of the 4.5 kernel series must upgrade.
The updated 4.5.y git tree can be found at:
and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser:
Also: Linux 4.4.8