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Kernel Prepatch 4.1-rc8

As promised, the 4.1-rc8 kernel prepatch is out. "So I'm on vacation, but time doesn't stop for that, and it's Sunday, so time for a hopefully final rc."...

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Linus Torvalds Asks Kernel Devs to Take a Break So He Can Too

Linux overlord Linus Torvalds warned that his holiday might delay the release of Linux 4.1.…...

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Linux Kernel 3.18.16 LTS Arrives with Tons of x86 and ARM Improvements

After releasing a buggy Linux kernel 3.18.15 LTS version, Sasha Levin announced on June 15 the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.18.16 LTS (Long Term Support). Linux kernel 3.18.16 LTS is a huge release and the changelog is overwhelming, but few of you know that it has been...

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Inside NGINX: How We Designed for Performance & Scale

The folks behind the NGINX web server have put up a highly self-congratulatory article on how the system was designed. "NGINX scales very well to support hundreds of thousands of connections per worker process. Each new connection creates another file descriptor and consumes a small amount of additional memory in...

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BFQ Is One Step Closer To Being Merged Into The Linux Kernel

For years the BFQ I/O scheduler has been trying to get in the mainline kernel and it looks like they have an action plan for getting accepted upstream...

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