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The Linux Kernel Is Close To Enabling "-Wimplicit-fallthrough" By Default

The -Wimplicit-fallthrough compiler flag has been around since GCC 7 for warning over switch fall-through cases where it could lead to potential bugs / unexpected behavior if the programmer inadvertently forgot to add a "break" statement to a case. The Linux kernel is looking to soon enable this warning by default.

11 May 2019 - "-Wimplicit-fallthrough" - 18 Comments
GNU Linux-libre 5.1-gnu Released As The Kernel Continues To Be Deblobbed

Hot off the release of Linux 5.1 from last night, the Free Software Foundation Latin America team has released GNU Linux-libre 5.1-gnu as their sanitized kernel that strips out support for loading binary-only microcode/firmware files, the ability to load binary-only kernel modules, and related code they deem supporting "non-free" software.

6 May 2019 - GNU Linux-libre 5.1-gnu - 16 Comments
Linux 5.2 Kernel To Introduce A Generic Counter Interface

Queued now into staging for introduction with the upcoming Linux 5.2 kernel cycle is a Generic Counter Interface to allow counter devices/drivers to re-use this common code rather than having to implement redundant code into each of these drivers.

26 April 2019 - Linux Generic Counters - 21 Comments

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