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Linux 5.4 Looks To Unify Way To Calculate The Size Of A Member Of A Struct

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 19:30
It has surprisingly taken until the Linux 5.4 kernel in 2019 to potentially have a single unified way for calculating the size of a member of a struct within the kernel: Linux 5.4 is looking at adding a new sizeof_member macro for handling this purpose...

TURNIP Vulkan Driver Is Back To Seeing Activity

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 18:56
One of the lesser known Vulkan drivers within Mesa is TURNIP but at least this week it's been seeing new activity after a recent lull of activity...

A Last Call For Our Phoronix Premium 2019 Autumn Special

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 18:37
Just a friendly reminder in case you wanted to help support our open-source/Linux news coverage, Linux hardware reviews, and benchmarking work...

Ubuntu 19.10 Beta Released - The Eoan Ermine Brings The Latest Linux Goods

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 18:02
The Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" is now available in beta form with the official release being less than one month away...

Installation of “CentOS 8.0″ with Screenshots

Tecmint - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:38
CentOS 8 has finally been released! The new version, which is a community version of RHEL 8, ships with new and exciting features which promise an enhanced user experience. Installing CentOS 8 is pretty...

10 counterintuitive takeaways from 10 years of DevOpsDays - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:02

Ten years ago, we started an accidental journey. We brought together some of our good friends in Ghent, Belgium, to discuss our agile, open source, and early cloud experiences.

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What does an open source AI future look like? - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:01

The recent announcement about Neuralink, Elon Musk's latest startup, added to the buzz already in the air about where tech is taking us in the not-so-distant future. Judging by its ambitious plans, which involve pairing computers wirelessly with the human brain, Neuralink demonstrates that the future is now.

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5 tips for GNU Debugger - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 15:00

The GNU Debugger (gdb) is an invaluable tool for inspecting running processes and fixing problems while you're developing programs.

You can set breakpoints at specific locations (by function name, line number, and so on), enable and disable those breakpoints, display and alter variable values, and do all the standard things you would expect any debugger to do. But it has many other features you might not have experimented with. Here are five for you to try.

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ZFS On Linux 0.8.2 Released With Linux 5.3 Compatibility, Many Fixes

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 12:07
ZFS On Linux 0.8.2 is out with fixes in order to provide compatibility with the brand new Linux 5.3 stable kernel while retaining support still going back to the Linux 2.6.32 days...

SVT-AV1 0.7 Released For Speedy AV1 Video Encoding With More AVX2/AVX512 Optimizations

Phoronix - Fri, 09/27/2019 - 08:00
The engineers maintaining Intel's open-source Scalable Video Technology (SVT) encoders today released SVT-AV1 0.7 as the newest feature update to their speedy AV1 video encoder...