Archive for November, 2015

Kernel Prepatch 4.4-rc3

The 4.4-rc3 kernel prepatch is out for testing. “I don’t think there’s anything particularly exciting, although that obviously depends on whether some particular issue ended up affecting you or not. Most of it is pretty tiny random fixups.”
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Kernel Prepatch 4.4-rc2

The second 4.4 prepatch is out for testing. Linus says: “Things are looking fairly normal in 4.4-land, with no huge surprises in rc2. There were a couple of late features: parisc hugepage support and some late slub bulk allocator patches were not onl…


How Bad a Boss is Linus Torvalds?

Where I differ from other observers is that I don’t think that this problem is in any way unique to Linux or open-source communities. With five years of work in the technology business and 25 years as a technology journalist, I’ve seen this kind of immature boy behavior everywhere.

It’s not Torvalds’ fault. He’s a technical leader with a vision, not a manager. The real problem is that there seems to be no one in the software development universe who can set a supportive tone for teams and communities.

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