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Red Hat Shows Off Their vDPA Kernel Patches For Better Ethernet Within VMs

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 18:16
Red Hat engineers have been developing virtual data path acceleration (vDPA) as a standard data plane that is more flexible than VirtIO full hardware offloading. The goal is providing wire-speed Ethernet interfaces to virtual machines in an open manner...

Keep a journal of your activities with this Python program - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 16:01

Last year, I brought you 19 days of new (to you) productivity tools for 2019. This year, I'm taking a different approach: building an environment that will allow you to be more productive in the new year, using tools you may or may not already be using.

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7 things I learned from starting an open source project - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 16:00

I'm currently involved—heavily involved—in Enarx, an open source (of course!) project to support running sensitive workloads on untrusted hosts. I've had involvement in various open source projects over the years, but this is the first for which I'm one of the founders. We're at the stage now where we've got a fair amount of code, quite a lot of documentation, a logo, and (important!) stickers.

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Btrfs Async Discard Support Looks To Be Ready For Linux 5.6

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 15:52
After months of work by Facebook engineers, it looks like the new async discard support for Btrfs is ready for the upcoming Linux 5.6 cycle as a win for this Linux file-system on solid-state storage making use of TRIM/DISCARD functionality...

How to List All Files Ordered by Size in Linux

Tecmint - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 14:22
In one of our several articles about listing files using the popular ls command, we covered how to list and sort files by last modification time (date and time) in Linux. In this short...

Debian Is Making The Process Easier To Bisect Itself Using Their Wayback Machine

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 13:09
For a decade now has been around for accessing old Debian packages and to find packages by dates and version numbers. Only now though is a guide materializing for leveraging this Debian "wayback machine" in order to help in bisecting regressions for the distribution that span multiple/unknown packages...

More Benchmarks Of The Initial Performance Hit From CVE-2019-14615 On Intel Gen7 Graphics

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 08:25
On Wednesday I shined the light on the initial performance hit from Intel's CVE-2019-14615 graphics vulnerability particularly striking their "Gen7" graphics hard. That initial testing was done with Core i7 hardware while here are results looking at the equally disturbing performance hits from Core i3 and i5 affected processors too...

Nextcloud Hub Announced For Offering On-Premises Content Collaboration Platform

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 07:16
Nearly four years since forking from ownCloud, Nextcloud continues taking on the likes of Dropbox, Google Docs, and Microsoft 365 -- especially more so now with their introduction of Nextcloud Hub. Nextcloud Hub is a completely integrated on-premises content collaboration platform...

Wine 5.0-RC6 Released With Another 21 Fixes

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 06:29
We'll likely see the Wine 5.0 stable release next week or the following week, but for now Wine 5.0-RC6 is available as the newest weekly release candidate...

Fedora CoreOS Now Deemed Production Ready For Containerized Workload Experience

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 01:56
Fedora CoreOS has graduated out of its preview state and is now considered ready for general use...

Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Core i9 9900KS In Nearly 150 Benchmarks

Phoronix - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 00:46
This week our AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review sample finally arrived and so we've begun putting it through the paces of many different benchmarks. The first of these Linux tests with the Ryzen 9 3950X is looking at the performance up against the Ryzen 9 3900X and Intel Core i9 9900KS in 149 different tests.