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User Xattr Support Finally Landing For NFS In Linux 5.9

Phoronix - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 01:26
The NFS code going into Linux 5.9 is finally presenting support for user extended attributes (user xattrs)...

A "Large Hardware Vendor" Wants A EULA Displayed For Firmware Updates On Linux

Phoronix - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 22:00
The open-source Fwupd firmware updating utility paired with LVFS as the Linux Vendor Firmware Service has seen explosive growth for vastly improving the BIOS/firmware updating experience on Linux. Many major hardware vendors distribute their firmware updates on LVFS for consumption by Fwupd and more than 17 million firmware files have been served. Now though there is a new "large hardware vendor" willing to distribute their firmware updates this way but they want a end-user license agreement (EULA) added...

Fedora Btrfs Activity Continues - New Options To Control Discard, Compression

Phoronix - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 21:37
Fedora developers continue embracing the work on making the Btrfs file-system the default for F33 desktop variants. Their latest progress report indicates new installation options being wired up for the Btrfs support...

Linux 5.9 HID Has Improvement For Faster Probe/Boot Time

Phoronix - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 19:05
The HID changes for Linux 5.9 aren't too many but there are a few worth mentioning for improving input device support on Linux...