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Virtio Network Device Failover mstsirkin.blogspot.com/2019/03/virtio…
Michael S. Tsirkin writes: "[…]a master failover device forwards packets to either the primary or the standby slaves[…]
This model is used by the net_failover driver which has been present in #Linux since version 4.17[…]"



 
#Linux #kernel 5.1-rc1 is out: lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAHk-=wj1…
"[…] everything is normal […] A somewhat recent development is how the tools/testing/ updates have been quite noticeable lately […] he documentation subdirectory is also quite noticeable. […] really stuff all over […]"




 
#Mesa 19.0 is out and as usual brings a lot of improved Vulkan, OpenGL and Video accel. drivers for various GPUs: mesa3d.org/relnotes/19.0.…

Reminder: Mesa contains the 3D drivers your distro installs by default; these drivers are usually also the best for GPUs from AMD and Intel.

#Mesa


 


 
e2fsprogs (which contains the ext [234]filesystem utils) 1.45 is out. Quote from: git.kernel.org/pub/scm/fs/ext…: "[…]
E2fsprogs now has an e2scrub script which will allow e2fsck […] initial support for setting the character set encoding and case folding file system feature […]"



 


 




 
#Nvidia and #Mellanox were regularly among the top 25 companies contributing to the #Linux #Kernel recently. Together (nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-to…) they afaics might hit the top 10.

Picture: lwn.net/Articles/78027… (5.0 had 150 commits with --author=nvidia.com)





 
Remember me complaining about the terse -mm merge commit msgs from akpm? It didn't get any better for Linux 5.1 (git.kernel.org/torvalds/c/8dc…). But that's not a big deal: @tehcaster jumped in and already summarized some highlights: kernelnewbies.org/Linux_5.1 Many thx, much appreciated!




 
@kernellogger you should probably include a link to the original tweet. It embeds a tweet, and it doesn't appear on the fediverse.



 
EDID support for #qemu: kraxel.org/blog/2019/03/e… Gerd Hoffmann writes: "[…]This allows to pass all kinds of information about the (virtual) display to the guest. Preferred video mode, display resolution, monitor name, monitor serial number and […] New in #linux #kernel 5.0 […]"