Open-source News

Google Engineer Posts Latest Patches For MAC + Audit Policy Using eBPF

Phoronix - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 12:07
One of the interesting innovations for the eBPF in-kernel virtual machine in recent times is the work by Google on supporting MAC and audit policy handling by it. This stems from currently custom real-time security data collection and analysis of Google servers internally for real-time threat protection and this patch-set is part of their work on allowing similar functionality in the upstream Linux kernel...

F2FS File-System Adding Zstd Compression Support In Linux 5.7

Phoronix - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 07:16
Being introduced by Linux 5.6 is optional F2FS transparent data compression support that was implemented with LZO and LZ4. Now for the Linux 5.7 kernel there is Zstd compression support on the way...

Trying Out Ubuntu 20.04 With ZFS + Zsys Automated APT Snapshots

Phoronix - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 03:38
As part of the ZFS improvements for Ubuntu 20.04 with Canonical's Zsys initiative is the ability to automatically take snapshots on APT operations for being able to do a system rollback/revert if necessary following package management changes. I've begun trying out the ZFS/Zsys changes for Ubuntu 20.04 and so far is working well...

Valve's Half-Life: Alyx Released - Linux Build Still Coming

Phoronix - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 01:08
Valve today released their Half-Life: Alyx virtual reality first-person shooter game and built atop their Source 2 engine...

NVIDIA Nsight Graphics 2020.2 Adds Vulkan GPU Trace Support

Phoronix - Tue, 03/24/2020 - 00:00
NVIDIA has released a new feature update to their Nsight Graphics standalone developer tool for debugging and profiling applications/games built atop a variety of 3D APIs...

MythTV 31 Released With Video Decode Improvements, Finally Supporting Python 3

Phoronix - Mon, 03/23/2020 - 23:38
For those stuck in home isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic, MythTV 31 has been released for any open-source DVR and HTPC needs...