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Btrfs File-System Tuning Benchmarks On Linux 3.9

For those of you wondering the performance impact of using mount options for tuning the Btrfs file-system on the soon-to-be-out Linux 3.9 kernel, here's some benchmarks of common Btrfs mount options...

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Linux 3.10 May Have New Multi-Platform Support

The Linux 3.7 kernel brought ARM multi-platform support and now with the Linux 3.10 kernel it may be extended to support the Samsung Exynos SoC family...

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Exploring What the su Command Means

What does "su" mean to you? Do you still prefer using the command line to accomplish tasks on your Linux or UNIX based system? For some, navigating the filesystem and firing off commands in a terminal window...

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Linux Kernel Power Management Targeting Memory

One of the areas of hardware power management that can yield a surprising amount of power-savings but is often overlooked comes down to the system memory. Fortunately, new Linux kernel patches continue to be written for improving the Linux kernel RAM power management...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.9-rc6

The 3.9-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. Linus says: "Nothing really exciting stands out, I think the appended ShortLog gives a good overview for people who want to wallow in the details… Things seem to be on track, which means that unless something comes up, rc7 will probably be the last...

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