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Skirting The Hole In The Ice Of ZFS

“Debian’s decision to place source-only ZFS in a relegated area of their archive called contrib, is an innovative solution. Debian fortunately had a long-standing policy that contrib was specifically designed for source code that, while licensed under an acceptable license … Continue reading

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I Hear You, Greg

“Your machine is insecure unless you’re running my kernel,” says Greg Kroah-Hartman. See Linux can’t keep you safe if you don’t update itI hear you, Greg. I’m running Linux-4.4.10, you know, the one you released last Wednesday. I downloaded the patches … Continue reading

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MediaTek Evolves

“NavInfo plans to wholly acquire AutoChips, Inc. (hereinafter “AutoChips”), a Chinese subsidiary of MediaTek, for a purchase price of US$600 million. Completion of the above is scheduled for 4Q16, subject to various relevant regulatory approvals. Concurrently, MediaTek plans to invest … Continue reading

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Puzzle of the Day

“Linux-Kernel ArchiveBy ThreadMost Recent messages6196 messages sorted by: [ author ] [ date ] [ Subject ]About this archiveOther mail archives” See Linux-Kernel Archive: By Thread as usual… but  The same thing a week later gives just a 200K file of … Continue reading

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Tail Wags Dog, Says Canonical

“The CDDL cannot apply to the Linux kernel because zfs.ko is a self-contained file system module — the kernel itself is quite obviously not a derivative work of this new file system.” See Canonical accused of violating GPL with ZFS-in-Ubuntu 16.04 … Continue reading

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Linux Keeps On Getting Better

It may take a while sometimes but many eyes do improve Free/Libre Open Source Software. Linux has just had an important set of bugs trampled. The CPU scheduler which has evolved in stages for decades was discovered by a group … Continue reading

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M$: If You Can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em…

“Windows Phone is still dying. Android is the most popular mobile operating system by a wide margin. Microsoft has bought a company that can help its developers easily write apps for Android. And, last but not least, it has partnered … Continue reading

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Welcome, 2016, The Year Of The ARMed Everything

“Over a dozen new ARM System-on-a-Chips are new to the mainline Linux 4.6 kernel code. The newly-supported platforms include Axis Artpec-6 SoC (artpec6), TI keystone-k2g, Mediatek MT7623 (mt7623), Allwinner A83T SoC (a83t), NXP i.MX6QP SoC (imx6qp), ST Microelectronics stm32f469, Annapurna … Continue reading

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Yet Another ARMed Processor Emerges In 2016

“LS1046A and LS1026A processors integrate quad 64-bit ARM® Cortex A72 cores with packet processing acceleration and high speed peripherals.” See QorIQ LS1046A and LS1026A Multicore Communications ProcessorsThese are somewhat specialized for communications but they are quite capable of doing duty as … Continue reading

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My IT-plan For 2016

I’ve a lot of IT in my home, almost all of it bought before 2006… So, it’s time for renewal. We have cabling that can do gigabit/s Ethernet but we’ve only been using two lines that way. This is the … Continue reading

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Getting GNU/Linux To Work For You

“One day, we had a virus that simply would not go away. Little did we know what was happening to the data on the slave disk. When it finally failed, we plugged in the week-old slave backup and it failed … Continue reading

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All’s Well That Ends Well With The GPL

“BMW has sent Terence Eden a DVD containing GPL-licenced code used in its electric i3 model” See BMW complies with GPL by handing over i3 car codeYep, we wrote a bit about BMW not respecting the GPL but it turns out … Continue reading

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