1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Systemd 209 Is A Massive Release, Readies Kdbus

Free Software

Published on 20 February 2014 04:45 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
150 Comments

Lennart Poettering has announced the release of systemd 209 and once again it's another massive release with stuffing more features into the init system, including preparing the user-space side for the kernel D-Bus implementation.

Systemd 209 does land the Kdbus code, which as reported earlier on Phoronix should be merged into the mainline Linux kernel this calendar year. The Kdbus support in systemd is disabled by default until the merging takes place since the API and ABI might still break as well.

Besides adding the initial Kdbus code for the kernel D-Bus, systemd 209 is "a massive new release, it includes a lot of new code. You probably don't want to base your LTS release on this. We hope to return to a shorter release cycle now to stabilize the new code. Expect a couple of bugfix releases over the next weeks," according to Poettering.

Systemd 209 has a new systemd-networkd component for configuring and bringing up your network, a systemd-socket-proxyd component as a bi-directional proxy for TCP sockets, support to save/restore rfkill and keyboard backlight states, udev improvements, new APIs, and tons of other improvements. Systemd 209 is one of the biggest releases I've seen in a while.

Those wanting to pour through the incredibly large number of changes for this release can find all the systemd 209 details via the systemd-devel mailing list.

There's no Fedora Rawhide packages yet since the systemd Fedora ARM package isn't building due to lack of IFUNC support, so Lennart is just contemplating on disabling systemd Fedora ARM support as the workaround... Meanwhile, GCC developers advise against depending upon IFUNC. GCC developer Jakub Jelinek wrote in the bug report, "requiring ifunc in systemd is way too premature, most architectures don't implement ifunc and that is hardly going to change any time soon. You can surely use it if available, but requiring it? Eh."

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Mini-Box M350: A Simple, Affordable Mini-ITX Case
  2. Overclocking The AMD AM1 Athlon & Sempron APUs
  3. AMD Athlon 5350 / 5150 & Sempron 3850 / 2650
  4. Upgraded Kernel & Mesa Yield A Big Boost For Athlon R3 Graphics
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Ubuntu 12.04.4 vs. 13.10 vs. 14.04 LTS Desktop Benchmarks
  2. AMD OpenCL Performance With AM1 Kabini APUs
  3. A Quick Look At GCC 4.9 vs. LLVM Clang 3.5
  4. Are AMD Athlon/Sempron APUs Fast Enough For Steam On Linux?
Latest Linux News
  1. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" Officially Released
  2. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS vs. 14.04 LTS Server Benchmarks
  3. QEMU 2.0 Released With ARM, x86 Enhancements
  4. Running The Unity 8 Preview Session On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  5. R600 Gallium3D Disables LLVM Back-End By Default
  6. Fedora 21 Gets GNOME 3.12, PHP 5.6, Mono 3.4
  7. Fedora Workstation Is Making Me Quite Excited
  8. Maynard: A Lightweight Wayland Desktop
  9. Chromium Browser Going Through Growing Pains In Ubuntu 14.04
  10. KDE 4.13 Is Being Released Today With New Features
  11. Trying Out Radeon R9 290 Graphics On Open-Source
  12. Intel Broadwell GT3 Graphics Have Dual BSD Rings
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. After Jack Keane, RuseSoft will briing Ankh 3 to Linux through Desura
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Suspected PHP Proxy Issue
  4. Linux Kernel Developers Fed Up With Ridiculous Bugs In Systemd
  5. The GNOME Foundation Is Running Short On Money
  6. Change installation destination from home directory
  7. Bye bye BSD, Hello Linux: A Sys Admin's Story
  8. New tool for undervolt/overclock AMD K8L and K10 processors