Archive for June, 2015

Todays downtime from 07:20 – 13:45 CEST | Thanks to FirstColo and Raid1

Hey all out there! Today the linuxcounter was offline from 07:20am until 01:45pm CEST because of the crash of one of the two SSDs. After an update yesterday evening I decided today in the morning to reboot the server, because there also was a new kernel available. Unfortunatly I only got the busybox initramfs prompt […]


Inside NGINX: How We Designed for Performance & Scale

The folks behind the NGINX web server have put up a highly self-congratulatory article on how the system was designed. “NGINX scales very well to support hundreds of thousands of connections per worker process. Each new connection creates another fil…


Linux 4.1 Offers Potentially Dazzling Performance

Besides presenting a lot of new kernel features and functionality, the upcoming Linux 4.1 kernel release is potentially very exciting if you’re an owner of certain classes of Intel hardware that offer better performance under this new kernel — and i…


New Linux Kernel Version 4.0.5 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.0.5 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.0.5.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]


Working on Linux 4.2 – The Kernel Column

 Linus Torvalds announced the first Linux 4.1 release candidate kernel saying, “no earth-shattering new features come to mind, even if initial support for ACPI on arm64 looks funny. Depending on what you care about, your notion of ‘big new feature’ may differ from mine, of course. There’s a lot of work all over and it might just make a big difference to your use cases.” New features in Linux 4.1 include the new ‘simple persistent memory’ driver (which enhances support for Non-Volatile Memory devices), support for single user-only systems where support for multiple users is configured out (for very small embedded systems that don’t have resources and need to save 25 KB of RAM), and support for filesystem-level encryption in ext4. The subsequent RCs add a few fixes, including one “so old that I almost thought if it’s been broken since 2011, and you only noticed now, maybe it could have waited.”

Read more at Linux User & Developer.


The Intel Graphics Changes For The Linux 4.2 Kernel

While for weeks we’ve already been writing about the forthcoming Linux 4.2 development cycle, including the Intel DRM kernel improvements, Daniel Vetter of Intel OTC has provided a nice overview of what’s coming to Linux 4.2 for Intel graphics…