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Reiser4 May Go For Mainline Inclusion In 2010

The Reiser4 file-system has been around since 2004 but has not reached a point of being close to be included in the mainline Linux kernel, especially after the lead developer, Hans Reiser, was convicted of murdering his wife.

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Linux 2.6.32-rc6 Released

It's been over two weeks since -rc5, partly because of a very quiet week there due to lots of kernel people (including me) being in Tokyo for the annual kernel summit, but also partly because we had an annoying problem with ext4 filesystem corruption after unclean shutdowns.
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Autonomously Finding Performance Regressions In The Linux Kernel

Last weekend a few Phoronix benchmarks were underway of the Linux 2.6.32-rc5 kernel when a very significant performance regression was spotted.
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Linux 2.6.32-rc5 Released

As mentioned in the -rc4 notes, this was a short week for the -rc series, since I'm leaving for the yearly kernel summit tomorrow morning.
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Tuning CFQ - What Station is That?

The last article was a quick overview of the 4 schedulers in the Linux kernel. This article takes a closer look at the Completely Fair Queuing (CFQ) scheduler and how you can tune it.
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