Live from Down Under: Report from Linux.conf.au 2009

Jan 21, 2009

For FOSS fans, there's no better place to be this week than Hobart, state capitol of the Australian state Tasmania. That's where Linux.conf.au 2009 is being held through Saturday, January 24.

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Greg KH Self-Professed Email Junkie

Jan 19, 2009

Novell kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has released statistics on his personal email activity.

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Polyakov's OOM Killer Tamer

Jan 19, 2009

Evgeniy Polyakov has released a patch to the kernel's out-of-memory (OOM) killer function, which was designed to prevent a system freeze in an OOM condition by sacrificing one or more processes. The patch "tames" the function by defining the specific process to kill.

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Ubuntu 9.04 Supports Ext4

Jan 13, 2009

Since its addition to Kernel 2.6.28, the ext4 filesystem can be manually installed in the upcoming Ubuntu release.

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Kernel 2.6.29: Corbet Says Btrfs Next Generation Filesystem

Jan 12, 2009

Linux kernel developer Jonathan Corbet has just previewed the features of the upcoming Linux Kernel 2.6.29 that includes Btrfs, which he claims is the filesystem of the future.

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Appeal for BtrFS Inclusion in Kernel

Jan 06, 2009

Chris Mason, lead developer of the copy-on-write BtrFS filesystem, has appealed for its inclusion in the Linux kernel.

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Kernel Developers Tracking Down New Year's Eve Leap Second Issue

Jan 05, 2009

A few server admins had reported Linux crashes right at the New Year's Eve countdown. Linux developers are currently investigating if they had anything to do with the leap second phenomenon.

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Security Lessons Why complexity is bad and open source is good

Dec 31, 2008

When a test kernel starts wrecking network cards, the community gets busy.

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