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Per-Cgroup Swap File Support Proposed For Linux

Published on the Linux kernel mailing list for review on Wednesday was per-cgroup swap file support...

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Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd

A patch was sent out today to the Linux kernel mailing list that would hide the "debug" string from showing up within the /proc/cmdline output. Why? To workaround a systemd bug. This has set off Linus Torvalds on another epic tirade...

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Collab Recap: Tracing Changes Coming to the Kernel, and More

A week ago I flew out to Napa,CA for two days of discussions with various kernel people (ok, and some postgresql people too) about all things VM and FS/IO related. I learned a lot. These short focussed conferences have way more value to me these days personally than the conferences of years ago with a bunch of tracks, and day after day of presentations.

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PostgreSQL and Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Fsync Issues at Collaboration Summit

Last week, I attended the Linux Storage, Filesystems, and Memory Management summit (LSF/MM) on Monday and Tuesday, and the Linux Collaboration Summit (aka Collab) from Wednesday through Friday.  Both events were held at the Meritage Resort in Napa, CA.  This was by invitation of some Linux developers who wanted to find out more about what PostgreSQL needs from the Linux kernel.  Andres Freund and I attended on behalf of the PostgreSQL community; Josh Berkus was present for part of the time as well.
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Kernfs Is Updated To Be More Useful With Linux 3.15

The Kernfs code that's a split of the sysfs logic to make it more useful to other kernel subsystems wishing to have a virtual file-system, will get better in Linux 3.15...

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