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    Phoronix: Google Publishes Latest Linux Core Scheduling Patches So Only Trusted Tasks Share A Core

    Google engineer Joel Fernandes sent out the ninth version of their "core scheduling" patches for the Linux kernel that allows for allowing only trusted tasks to run concurrently on the same CPU core -- in cases where Hyper Threading is involved to safeguard the system against the possible security exploits...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Scheduling-v9

  • #2
    How will this be intended to or result in our data being siphoned off and sent out to Google HQ?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ezst036 View Post
      How will this be intended to or result in our data being siphoned off and sent out to Google HQ?
      If you looked at the PDF you'd know that they've contracted that work out to Superman. If people are too locked down he'll just come by and manually get their data. He's faster than a speeding bullet so he'll be in and out before they even know it.

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      • #4
        A very nice workaround for the otherwise very serious performance issue. Obviously it's not gonna eliminate it though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ezst036 View Post
          How will this be intended to or result in our data being siphoned off and sent out to Google HQ?
          I hate Google just as much as you do, but even evil tyrants can make some nice contributions every once in a while.
          Google doesn't even need Linux, they could just go with the BSDs with their less restrictive license and hide away all their work like Apple does, but they fully adopted Linux and contribute changes to it anyway.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post

            If you looked at the PDF you'd know that they've contracted that work out to Superman. If people are too locked down he'll just come by and manually get their data. He's faster than a speeding bullet so he'll be in and out before they even know it.
            People notice the mess left behind.

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