537: This Makes Us Unemployable
19 November 2023
Can we save an old Arch install? We'll attempt a live rescue, then get into our tips for keeping your old Linux install running great.
- 🎉 Alby — Boost into the show, first grab Alby, top it off, and then head over to the Podcast Index.
- ⚡️ LINUX Unplugged on the Podcastindex.org — You can boost from the web. Once Alby is topped off, visit our page on the Podcast Index.
- Is Arch Linux suitable for server environment? — Probably the biggest issue with Arch as a server operating system is that it’s not clear where and when applications may break after an upgrade. More often than not, you have to keep up with what’s going on in the wiki and on the forums before doing any sort of upgrade
- Unplugged Tuxies - 2023
- ⚠️ DID WE MISS SOMETHING?
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- Texas Linux Festival 2024 — Texas Linux Fest is the first state-wide annual community-run conference for Linux and open-source software users and enthusiasts from around the Lone Star State. Much like SCALE in Los Angeles, Ohio Linux Fest in Columbus, and Linux Fest Northwest – and an ever-growing list of successful regional shows.
- Switch to the base-devel meta package requires manual intervention — On February 2nd, the base-devel package group has been replaced by a meta package of the same name.
- Git migration announcement
- Git migration completed — We are proud to announce that the migration to Git packaging succeeded! 🥳
- [Arch News] Changes to default password hashing algorithm and umask settings
- Linus’s law — In software development, Linus’s law is the assertion that “given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow”.
- The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores — In our experiments, these performance bugs caused many-fold performance degradation for synchronization-heavy scientific applications, 13% higher latency for kernel make, and a 14-23% decrease in TPC-H throughput for a widely used commercial database.
- The Linux kernel scheduler has been accidentally hardcoded to a maximum of 8 cores for the past 15 years and nobody noticed – The HFT Guy
- The Linux kernel has been accidentally hardcoded to a maximum of 8 cores | Hacker News
- sched: Update normalized values on user updates via proc · torvalds/linux@acb4a84 · GitHub — This patch updates the internally used scheduler tuning values that are normalized to one cpu in case a user sets new values via sysfs.
- BackTrack Linux
- Why you probably shouldn’t add a CLA to your open source project — Contributor license agreements (or CLAs for short) have gained a lot of visibility in recent years as some prominent open-source projects have opted to adopt them. If all the cool kids are doing it, should your open source project? Probably not. Here’s why
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