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.. I guess most people had the good sense to give appropriate attention to cooking valentines dinner. It's already the 15th where I'm at so..
Linus Torvalds has delivered version 5.11 of the Linux kernel to the faithful. "Nothing unexpected or particularly scary happened this week, so here we are - with 5.11 tagged and pushed out, Torvalds said in his weekly state of the kernel post. Big inclusions in this release include support for Intel’s Software Guard …
One of my colleges traveled from Sydney to Auckland, and told us that the pilot announced up arrival: "Welcome to Auckland, for those of you on Sydney time please remember to put your clock forwards two hours and your calendars back twenty years". I think that had something to do with some twenty year old "Holden" taxi that was at the airport. I could be wrong. Choice eh bro? Weally choice.
Is it me or isn't there anything new happening since a long time in the Linux Kernel ?
When will they make user-land drivers ? I know there is a performance penalty, but some people might prefer the added security to not include unknown binary blobs to a small performance hit ... especially if it's in the network driver, where the bottleneck is not in the computer anyway. So one could compile drivers into the kernel (x), as module (m) or as userland driver (u).
"The Register hopes that enough of the world is vaccinated that Easter 2021 becomes an excellent opportunity to take a break from kernel development and whatever else occupies your time! ®"
It really depends from your residential country. If you're, like me, in France, then no way you're getting it before coming christmas.
Nice release though. I didn't know Wimax was already dead in the water, though I know it was agonizing.
I for one and tired of Linus' over the top histrionics about careless developers crossing some imaginary line in imaginary head when he can't keep his own garden free of weeds. For FRICKIN YEARS I have dealt with the SND_HDA_INTEL module get screwed up during suspend and needing to do the "horror of linux horrors", reboot the computer to resolve it. It would be fixed with one kernel update and then screwed up yet again with the next. I've got a few choice and sweary words along with two big, fat fingers for him if Linus can't manage to keep fixes in place during kernel updates.