Arguably, the most complex area in Operating Systems is – memory management. i.e, managing the Virtual Memory (VM). Linux-2.6.34-rc3 had been out on March 30 and after nearly 2 weeks, -rc4 has not yet appeared.And the reason? Well, we are going to look at it. The anon_vma scalability patches submitted by Rik Van Riel wasContinue reading “The VM bug that delayed Linux-2.6.34-rc4”
In the light of recent “Ext3 fsync” problem related discussions happened in the Linux Kernel mailing list involving many experts in the field, there has been quite a few improvements. There were some patches from Theodore T’so – the Ext4 maintainer, Jens Axboe – the block layer maintainer, Chris Mason – the Btrfs developer etContinue reading “Ext3 ‘data=guarded’ mode coming for Linux kernel 2.6.30?”
I first heard from ”Bourgeoisie” (an old friend and a geek) of Michael K. Johnson. And only later I came across “Linux Kernel Hacker’s Guide”. I’m personally very happy to see a patch again from him on linux-kernel list after a long time.