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Weekly Kernel Review with openSUSE Flavor: 15th Week

April 16th, 2010 by

Guest Blog from:  Rares Aioanei <suse.listen@gmail.com>

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of the kernel news – OpenSUSE style! The news are as follows :
-Ryusuke Konishi pushed some trivial fixes to the NILFS2 tree (mostly fixing of typos)
-Masami Hiramatsu posted a patch regarding perf-probe. In his own words, “This series improves data structure accessing.
In this version, I added ‘removing x*()’patches.”
-Chris Mason posted some improvements in the btrfs-unstable tree, among others fixing an oops and other impovements.
-Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 2.6.34-rc4 kernel : “It’s been two weeks rather than the usual one, because we’ve been hunting
a really annoying VM regression that not a lot of people seem to have
seen, but I didn’t want to release an -rc4 with it. So we had the choice
of either reverting all the anon-vma scalability improvements, or finding
out exactly what caused the regression and fixing it.”
This rc also contains various bugfixes and changes regarding drivers – a new network driver (cxbg4) and updates to radeon and nouveau.
Kerneltrap : http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/2.6.34-rc4_Hunting_A_Really_Annoying_VM_Regression
H-Online : http://www.h-online.com/open/features/Kernel-Log-Coming-in-2-6-34-Part-1-Network-Support-975937.html
and lwn.net : http://lwn.net/Articles/383199/rss
-Also, Luis R. Rodriguez announced an updated wireless tree in regard of the release of 2.6.34-rc4 (backported).
See it here : http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-2.6-stable/v2.6.34/compat-wireless-2.6.34-rc4.tar.bz2
-David Miller posted various fixes in the networking- and sparc trees.
-Michal Simek wrote to celebrate one year of Linux on the Microblaze (Tuesday, the 13th of April 2010)
-And some news from the opensuse-kernel team :
Jiri Kosina noticed that commit 5246824c7ea3313c8e4f42f9b19d9e6f0b51861a introduced CONFIG_DEBUG_BLOCK_EXT_DEVT as set on master kernels
(non-{debug,trace} kernels). The problem has been solved and now this option is disabled on master kernels.
This has a related fix upstream introduced by Rafael J. Wysocki.
-Steven Rostedt announced the release of trace-cmd version 1.0
-Trond Myklebust announced fixes for the nfs tree.
-Jean Delvare posted fixes for the hwmon (hardware monitoring) tree for the upcoming 2.6.34 kernel
-Ingo Molnar posted fixes for the perf tree including build fixes on Debian and others.
-Douglas Gilbert announced sdparm 1.05 as of 15.04.
-Stephen Rothwell announced that Thursday’s linux-next (next-20100415) will be the last until the 27th of April, when he’ll return from his vacation.
-Dmitry Torokhov posted updates for the input tree for -rc4.
-Also Thomas Gleixner mailed some updates for x86-fixes.
-Fixes to the Firewire tree, along with documentation updates, were pushed by Stefan Richter.
-John W. Linville posted a pull request for the wireless tree intended for
2.6.34 .
-Also, patches of mmotm have been released against 2.6.34-rc4 .
-Guilt v0.33 is available as of 16.04.2010 .
-Patches for bkl/ioctl, sound (for -rc5), watchdog have been released .

That’s it for this week, see ya!

Whitepaper: Weekly News Survey published

August 23rd, 2009 by

Hi Mates,

i’ve just announce my Whitepaper. This is an Collection from Comments of our Survey. The Whitepaper shows us what are Work in Progress and what planned in future.
Visible in: http://freenet-homepage.de/smanns/whitepaper/WhitepaperWeeklyNewsSurvey.pdf

updated Package: bleachbit 0.6.1

August 19th, 2009 by

Name: bleachbit
Version: 0.6.1
Repo: openSUSE:Factory:Contrib

Updated package: kpassgen 0.5

August 16th, 2009 by

Updated Package: kpassgen
Version: 0.5
Repository: KDE:KDE4:Community

Call for Participation: openSUSE Weekly News

August 16th, 2009 by

Hello Mates,

since 2 Month our Call for Participation is running. We would like to hear more feedback. Please tell us your likes and unlikes, your Wishes and so on. Please share your Ideas with us. You can drop your ideas here:


Interview with Greg Kroah-Hartmann

August 14th, 2009 by

The openSUSE Weekly News are pleased to publish an little Interview with one of Novells Kernel-Hackers: Greg Kroah-Hartmann.


Twitter Statusupdate via CLI (Shell)

August 13th, 2009 by

This was an interesting Idea, and i have found it on Tips4Linux. Based on: http://tips4linux.com/update-your-twitter-status-from-the-linux-command-line/

T4L: You can easily update your Twitter status from the CLI by using this one simple command:
curl -u user:password -d status=”Your status message” http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
where user is your username and password is your Twitter password entered in plaintext. Replace the text Your status message with anything you wish.

New Package: Association Subscribers Manager 3.0

July 30th, 2009 by

I’m happy to announce, that i imported the Assuma Manager to openSUSE. Special Thanks goes to David Haller. The Package can recieved in KDE:KDE4:Community.

More Infos there: http://www.opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=109313

Updated Package: kpassgen 0.2

July 23rd, 2009 by

kpassgen is updated to 0.2. The Packages can be recieved in KDE:KDE4:Community.

New Package: kpassgen

July 20th, 2009 by

Today i’ve released the kpassgen Package in KDE:KDE4:Community. It is planned to publish in Contrib too. (more…)