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Linux 5.4.7 / 4.19.92 / 4.14.161 Kernels Released To End Out 2019

Phoronix - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 03:47
Greg Kroah-Hartman took time out of his New Year's Eve festivities to release Linux 5.4.7, 4.19.92, and 4.14.161 as the newest supported stable releases of the Linux kernel...

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Google News - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 03:25
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Google's Kernel Runtime Security Instrumentation (KRSI) Is Something To Look Forward To In 2020

Phoronix - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 02:56
Back in September was an initial "request for comments" by Google on some kernel work they are doing with Kernel Runtime Security Instrumentation (KRSI) for providing eBPF-powered security helpers, ultimately for creating dynamic MAC and audit policies. Just before Christmas the first official version of this new eBPF-based instrumentation was sent out and is being prepared for deployment within Google...

Ringing In 2020 By Clang'ing The Linux 5.5 Kernel - Benchmarks Of GCC vs. Clang Built Kernels

Phoronix - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 00:00
One of the interesting milestones this year in the compiler world was the ability with LLVM Clang 9.0 to compile Linux 5.3+ for x86_64 without needing any extra patches to either the kernel or the LLVM/Clang compiler. That initial support in Linux 5.3 was not without a few issues, but on Linux 5.5 the experience is in great shape with the stable Clang compiler.

Reiser5 File-System In Development - Adds Local Volumes With Parallel Scaling Out

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 22:15
Well, this is a hell of a way to surprisingly end the 2010s... Reiser5. Reiser5 brings a new format to the Reiser file-system and brings some new innovations to this file-system while keeping to its controversial name...

The AppArmor Performance Impact In 70+ Benchmarks On Linux 5.5 Git

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 21:08
With bisecting one of the big regressions in Linux 5.5 and finding the culprit to be an AppArmor change while using Hackbench as one of the most affected tests, I was curious to see what other workloads are impacted big by AppArmor on the current Linux 5.5 Git code. Here are 72 tests with the Threadripper 3970X on Linux 5.5 Git when toggling AppArmor...

Jolla Making Plans For Sailfish OS In 2020

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 20:16
Jolla has been working on Sailfish OS for nearly a decade now and for 2020 they are planning more improvements to their Linux-based smartphone OS as well as working to push Sailfish into new markets...

FSF-Approved Trisquel 9.0 Reaches Development Milestone Before Ringing In The New Year

Phoronix - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 19:57
Nearly two years after the release of Trisquel 8, the release of Trisquel 9 "Etiona" for this Free Software Foundation approved Linux distribution is quickly approaching. An alpha/development release of Trisquel 9 is available for testing...

12 programming resources for coders of all levels - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:03

"The best time to learn computer programming was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."
— A computer science proverb, maybe.

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7 resources to grow your Java skills - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:02

Java is still one of the most influential programming languages today. It only recently dropped from #2 to the third most used programming language on GitHub. You may say usage is not everything, but Java also remains popular.

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How to be a better organization: Top 10 reads for leaders - Tue, 12/31/2019 - 16:01

Modern organizations are adopting key elements from open source software. By leveraging the "open" in open source, leaders can help shape a more responsive and productive enterprise. Check out these top 10 articles from 2019 that can help you develop your own path in open leadership.

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