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GCC Explorer - An Interactive Take on Compilation

Matt Godbolt announces GCC explorer, a web-based tool for exploring how code tweaks change the machine code emitted by the compiler. "Particularly with some of the newer features of C++11 — lambdas, move constructors, threading primitives etc — it’s nice to be able to see how your elegant code becomes...

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The 3.4 Kernel is Out

Linus has released the 3.4 kernel. Significant features in this release include the Yama security module, support for the x32 ABI, asymmetric multiprocessing support, the dm-verity device mapper target, and more. For details, see the always-excellent KernelNewbies 3.4 page.

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VMware Preps To Push More Mainline Kernel Code

To further enhance the Linux virtualization experience with VMware products, the company is preparing to push the Virtual Machine Communication Interface and VMCI Sockets into the mainline Linux kernel...

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Linux 3.4 Approaching with "Calmed" RC7

A calm seventh release candidate for Linux 3.4 presages a release of the new Linux version next weekend...

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BCache For The Linux Kernel Still Being Tackled

BCache for the Linux kernel is still being worked on and is now up to its thirteenth revision prior to being merged into the mainline Linux kernel. BCache provides write-through and write-back caching as a new block device...

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