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Results from the Linux Foundation Technical Board (TAB) Election 2018 are in lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/ksum… Congrats to the elected candidates and thx to the other candidates for running!



 


 


 


 
Via @penberg, who wrote: "Interesting results but also a good reminder why it is important to be careful with your experimental setup!"
Quote from the article: "[…] FreeBSD networking stack faster and more mature than the Linux counterpart […] decided to do some tests […]"


 


 
(1/3) '[…] Even after […] release 4.14, #Linux so-called "sources" […] still contain non-Free firmware disguised as source code. […]'(¹). Out of curiosity: Anyone know which files #Linuxlibre means? I looked at a diff(²) and only three not-that-bad files stood out to me(³).



 
#Linux #kernel 4.20-rc2 is out lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAHk-=wiW… "[…] Fairly normal week […] about half drivers, wih the rest being the usual architecture updates, ooling, networking, and some filesystem updates. […] Go forth and test, […]"




 
From the "is Btrfs stable yet" tales:"[…] it [Btrfs]is now deployed on millions of [#Facebook] servers, driving significant efficiency gains. […]" Screenshot: code.fb.com/open-source/li… Noticed it via btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php?titl…

Facebook open-sources new suite of Linux kernel components and tools


 
"A practical introduction to XDP": people.netfilter.org/hawk/presentat…
"XDP - challenges and future work": people.netfilter.org/hawk/presentat… people.netfilter.org/hawk/presentat…
Related paper: "The eXpress Data Path: Fast Programmable Packet Processing in the Operating System Kernel": github.com/tohojo/xdp-pap…


 


 


 
#Grub Verifiers framework got merged: "[…] provides core file verification functionality which can be used by various security mechanisms, e.g., UEFI secure boot, TPM, PGP signature verification, etc. […]" lists.gnu.org/archive/html/g… git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grub.git/… git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/grub.git/…
#Grub


 
Pull Request tracker bot korg.wiki.kernel.org/userdoc/prtrac… "[…] sends automatic notifications when a pull request submitted to a mailing list has been merged to one of the #Linux #kernel repositories. […]at this time, it is only used to track mainline […] #LKML […]" Thx @monsieuricon!)