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    Phoronix: The New Features So Far For The Linux 4.12 Kernel

    We are through week one of two for the Linux 4.12 kernel merge window. It's been a busy first week of 4.12, so for your viewing pleasure this weekend is a recap of some of the changes that landed over the past seven days...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...eatures-Week-1

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    the most interesting kernel update i remember

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    • #3
      When can we expect mandatory ASLR for x64 usermode processes?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by aufkrawall View Post
        When can we expect mandatory ASLR for x64 usermode processes?
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addres...mization#Linux

        Ask a better question. Usermode processes ASLR has been on by default in the Linux kernel from 2005 no matter the platform. Its the quality of the ASLR is the question about userspace ASLR.

        https://lwn.net/Articles/667790/
        2015 the in kernel ASLR for userspace did increase in quality that is the 4.5 Linux kernel and newer.

        kaslr has been the missing. So this is now usermode and kernel mode aslr to be on by default. This now brings to a quality debate. One of the on going issues with ASLR is it once only randomisation.

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        • #5
          Hey Michael, can we look forward to a BFQ vs. Kyber benchmark? Things I (and maybe the community) will be interested in are the latencies. Will the system still be responsive under heavy I/O load? Can I expect to launch other applications (not cached in RAM)?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by renkin View Post
            Hey Michael, can we look forward to a BFQ vs. Kyber benchmark? Things I (and maybe the community) will be interested in are the latencies. Will the system still be responsive under heavy I/O load? Can I expect to launch other applications (not cached in RAM)?
            Initial tests being posted tomorrow.
            Michael Larabel
            http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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            • #7
              Is Realtek 887/1200 support already in? 4.10 definitely does not recognize them, only as generic HD audio. Haven't tried 4.11 yet. Many new motherboards ship with these chips.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by eydee View Post
                Is Realtek 887/1200 support already in? 4.10 definitely does not recognize them, only as generic HD audio. Haven't tried 4.11 yet. Many new motherboards ship with these chips.
                If memory serves, that was in 4.11 - I may be wrong though

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                • #9
                  So there is a Code of Conduct that have sneaked into the kernel too?

                  The kernel is for real programmers not sensitive crybabies who needs to be cuddled and can't take criticism.
                  Linus Torvalds have the right to call people out on their bullshit when lazy developers selfishly push code that isn't tested without regard for the time wasted for the people who have to deal with their shitty code.

                  If you push shitty, buggy code that haven't been tested and waste other peoples time with it, then you deserve the flack you get for it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                    So there is a Code of Conduct that have sneaked into the kernel too?

                    The kernel is for real programmers not sensitive crybabies who needs to be cuddled and can't take criticism.
                    Linus Torvalds have the right to call people out on their bullshit when lazy developers selfishly push code that isn't tested without regard for the time wasted for the people who have to deal with their shitty code.

                    If you push shitty, buggy code that haven't been tested and waste other peoples time with it, then you deserve the flack you get for it.
                    Yes, sneaked through as a standalone PR that was accepted with no protests

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