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    Phoronix: Linux 5.2-rc4 Released After A Shortened Calm Week

    Linus Torvalds released Linux 5.2-rc4 about twenty-four hours early due to travel plans. But even with the shortened week, Linux 5.4-rc4 is coming in light...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...2-rc4-Released

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    The usual "Now go play & test" from Linus is missing.
    On a side note, how about defining the actual play & test a bit better? Atleast for core performance stuff?
    Maybe if the kernel had a proper test suite for core, that was mandatory, we wouldn't have stupid ass performance regressions... like all the time.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by milkylainen View Post
      The usual "Now go play & test" from Linus is missing.
      On a side note, how about defining the actual play & test a bit better? Atleast for core performance stuff?
      Maybe if the kernel had a proper test suite for core, that was mandatory, we wouldn't have stupid ass performance regressions... like all the time.
      If there is 1 thing that I have learned from watching Linux kernel development all of these decades it is this:

      Linux kernel developers seem to be pretty good at writing code to solve problems.

      And Linux kernel developers seem to be inefficient at sorting out problems created by their code; it always seems to look like a "pitch dash" after a team wins the EPL or UEFA title!

      So a call for a test suite for the Linux kernel seems quite appropriate. Then Linus will not have to whine at developers that submit code claiming XYZ performance increase and lack any accurate, repeatable testing framework and test results that back up their claims.

      Sounds like an opportunity for Phoronix, but only if some Linux foundation somewhere pays for the service.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by NotMine999 View Post
        Sounds like an opportunity for Phoronix, but only if some Linux foundation somewhere pays for the service.
        Summer of code @ Google?
        Either way. Yeah. Developers with a ego the size of Jupiter, different P.O.Vs etc.
        Better to get some "developer-agnostic" facts on the table.

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        • #5
          Did you catch that the bcache corruption w/gcc9 turned out to be bad kernel code, exposed by gcc9

          Also, typo alert, "5.4-rc4"

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