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    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.36-rc5 Kernel Released; Fixes 14 Year Old Bug

    The Linux 2.6.36-rc5 kernel is now available after Linus Torvalds has got back on track with the weekly release candidates after being at LinuxCon in Brazil. Of course, this later release candidate just targets correcting bugs and other issues, including a fix for a 14 year old kernel bug...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODYyMw

  • #2
    Can't imagine there's too much 14 year old code left in there

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Smorg View Post
      Can't imagine there's too much 14 year old code left in there
      There are not so much people using ALPHA these days.

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      • #4
        Just yesterday I saw a nasty old alpha on a datacenter

        Btw, I can find them, but it would have been nice to have a link to the release notes.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Smorg View Post
          Can't imagine there's too much 14 year old code left in there
          In *bsd, os x is 25+ years old code.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kraftman View Post
            In *bsd, os x is 25+ years old code.
            That's why Apple should have used Linux.


            Also, this new -rc5 still gives me the "IO-APIC + Timer doesn't work" KP as -rc4.

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            • #7
              the link for "improved desktop responsiveness" links to the wrong article:

              it's not the patches sponsored by Nokia (Mathieu Desnoyers and Peter Zijlstra) - it's the one with the headline: "Fixed: The Linux Desktop Responsiveness Problem?" (http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...item&px=ODQ3Mw)

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              • #8
                Seems like an extremely cool CPU. If only Bill Gates would have joined the IBM PR devision

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Drago View Post
                  There are not so much people using ALPHA these days.
                  Just 'Alpha', capslock not required.

                  Originally posted by [Knuckles] View Post
                  Just yesterday I saw a nasty old alpha on a datacenter
                  It's only nasty because it's been in a datacenter for this long.

                  Alpha is about the nicest instruction set ever designed. Check it out if that sentence means anything to you.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by thefirstm View Post
                    Originally posted by kraftman View Post
                    In *bsd, os x is 25+ years old code.
                    That's why Apple should have used Linux.
                    What's wrong with old code?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mattst88 View Post
                      Alpha is about the nicest instruction set ever designed. Check it out if that sentence means anything to you.
                      RISC. Yes RISC. It's the future of computing, and you know it!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                        RISC. Yes RISC. It's the future of computing, and you know it!
                        Where did I say it was the future of computing? I said it was a nice instruction set, which it is.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mattst88 View Post
                          Where did I say it was the future of computing? I said it was a nice instruction set, which it is.
                          I was making a joke, if that wasn't fscking obvious...

                          Dunno if that Alpha of yours can only run Lynx but there was a big grin- and sarcasm emoticon there...

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                          • #14
                            RISC *is* the future of computing. It's just a lot more convenient if the RISC processors are hidden behind an x86 instruction decoder

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bridgman View Post
                              RISC *is* the future of computing. It's just a lot more convenient if the RISC processors are hidden behind an x86 instruction decoder
                              AFAIK, all x86 cpus since the pentium pro have internal RISC units or something like that. The PS1 and Sega Saturn both had RISC cpus, so you know RISC has to be a good thing

                              Maybe in another 14 years (in kernel 2.6.397) they will fix some of today's bugs on x86. Of course by then no one will use x86 cpus anyway.

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