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Whenever people talk about UEFI, and it's implications like having to use a FAT partition, I'm reminded of this legendary commit message:

The OOM killer went berserk while I wasn't watching and killed everything. I have 128 GB of RAM. WTF? Linux 5.8.7.

Next FOSDEM: 6 & 7 February 2021, online

FOSDEM 2021 will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February 2021 as an online event.

Please bear with us while we work out the specifics. Further details and calls for participation will be announced in the coming weeks.

Introducing b4 and patch attestation

For the past few weeks I've been working on a tool to fetch patches from and perform the kind of post-processing that...

The four stages of open source project involvement:

1. Attribution
2. Distribution
3. Contribution
4. Retribution

Kernel prepatch 5.9-rc1

Linux has released the 5.9-rc1 kernel
prepatch and closed the merge window for this development cycle.
"This merge window felt a lot more normal than 5.8, and all the stats
confirm that it seems to be the usual size." In the end, 12,866
non-merge changesets were pulled for 5.9-rc1, as compared to 14,206 for

#linux #lwn

[$] Local locks in the kernel

The Linux kernel has never lacked for synchronization primitives and
locking mechanisms, so one might justifiably wonder why there might be a
need to add another one. The addition of local
locks to 5.8 provides an answer to that question. These locks,
which have their origin in the realtime (PREEMPT

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