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    I think he was being sarcastic.

    I think he was being sarcastic.
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    I wonder how specific it really is to EXT4....

    I wonder how specific it really is to EXT4. Couldn't it be made generic at the VFS and/or block layers?
    As for BTRFS what I would really love to see would be encryption for specific subvolumes or...
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    That could be it. Btrfs DID have internal...

    That could be it. Btrfs DID have internal fragmentation issues (read: wasting space for metadata), but that was resolved years ago. On this very box I have several git clones of the linux kernel...
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    That's nonsense. Btrfs uses tail packing so no,...

    That's nonsense. Btrfs uses tail packing so no, it would not require 60g. Besides, there is no reason why btrfs would need to waste more space than any other FS in normal circumstances and, indeed,...
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    It was a copy of an old VM image. Yes, it was...

    It was a copy of an old VM image. Yes, it was fragmented and yes, it was on a HDD, not SSD.
    If you have pathologically long rm times, maybe it could be because you are not using tiny extents and/or...
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    I just tried to rm a 25G file on btrfs. Returned...

    I just tried to rm a 25G file on btrfs. Returned immediately.
    (kernel 3.19, mounted with noatime,lzo)
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    Yes, all the time. What exactly is the problem...

    Yes, all the time. What exactly is the problem supposed to be?
  8. Catalyst vs Mesa

    I don't know much about how gfx drivers work, but I wonder why, after so many years, there is still such a huge difference in performances?
  9. There is much more to OSX than that. To give a...

    There is much more to OSX than that. To give a fairer comparison between the two, the benchmarks should include:
    - how tightly is the OS locked down;
    - how much BSD and other open source code it...
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    Interesting. Thanks for posting!

    Interesting. Thanks for posting!
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    Actually I don't think RMS ever had anything...

    Actually I don't think RMS ever had anything against the Linux kernel. He wasn't (and still isn't) happy about Linus' stance on the politics of free software and about the fact that the whole world...
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    That's exactly why such people love the BSD...

    That's exactly why such people love the BSD licence.
  13. [QUOTE=markc;474435]So say I wanted to start my...

    [QUOTE=markc;474435]So say I wanted to start my own mail server; what's the best way to go about that nowadays?

    There are also several ready-to-go Docker containers (can't remember the names).
  14. I'm recently did just that using ubuntu LTS and...

    I'm recently did just that using ubuntu LTS and its postfix (SMTP) and dovecot (IMAP/POP) packages. You need to make sure to make postfix use the Maildir format otherwise Dovecot won't work. It seems...
  15. So what will be the main features of T 38?

    So what will be the main features of T 38?
  16. 100% agree. If it doesn't support PGP I have no...

    100% agree. If it doesn't support PGP I have no use for it.
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    I don't think that's a viable idea. Even if...

    I don't think that's a viable idea. Even if someone managed to convince Valve to accept such razor thin margins on Linux ports, the current situation where you buy a game once and you can play it on...
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    You could always hit them with a third generation...

    You could always hit them with a third generation crowbar.
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    Yawn

    Another company who fundamentally "reinvents" something, with the obligatory "quantum leap". It always makes me laugh that they obviously don't understand that a quantum leap is the tiniest leap...
  20. Open about:config and switch loop.throttled to...

    Open about:config and switch loop.throttled to false. That solved it for me.
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