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Lest anyone think licensing "issues" are a new thing, here's a very fun, and long, read about the ncurses project history that I recommend for the popcorn factor alone.

Oh, and I learned that the "n" in ncurses is for "new". As a wise person once told me a long time ago when I tried to create the "hotplug-ng" project, "Don't be a fool and name your project 'new' or 'next generation', as it will just look dumb in a few years if it takes off."
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Yes! Finally, an up-to-date kernel version in a shipping phone. And even better yet, this update came in with an OTA update!

Time to switch to it for my day-to-day use. Essential, keep up the great work, lots of other companies should be learning for you.
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What +Konstantin Ryabitsev said :)
Not that it will reduce the number of people asking "why does it say latest stable is 4.15 if in the table below it says that stable is 4.14.16"... but at least it gives me a place to send people to. :)
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Tobin Harding's LCA quick talk is a great summary for those who are wanting to get into kernel development as it answers the question "How do I find things to work on." The steps he describes can be used for any type of project or community, it's not specific to the kernel at all.

It's only 10 minutes long, but packed with good information, highly recommended.
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From an email thread forwarded to me about one Linux user benchmarking recent kernel versions on a specific network-heavy load:

"4.15 is 7-9% faster than 4.11"
"Turning kpti on makes 4.15 1-2% slower than 4.11"

So, overall, we are right back where we started from. Which makes me feel good, the recent Meltdown changes turn out to not really be much of a problem overall.

Although those developers who worked so hard to get that 7-9% increase over the past year might not be all happy, this should help put to rest the gloom-and-doom reports that various articles are reporting lately.

But if you are stuck at an old kernel version (i.e. 3.10.y, 4.4.y, or 4.9.y or whatever your distro is camping on for the next decade), that's a totally different story. Go forth and benchmark! Then go update to a newer kernel version, odds are it will be a good improvement.
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Formally verified kernel crypto code that is converted to C and runs faster than the previously hand-written code. This is great stuff, I'm looking forward toward this project getting merged upstream, so I don't have to keep patching my local kernel, as well as the forthcoming rewrite of the kernel crypto code in this same manner!
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My netdev2.2 dietary restriction keynote in Seoul is posted, go check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSaXfQKDCB4
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`nproc`? Didn't know that was a thing, I've been doing `grep -c "processor" /proc/cpuinfo` for so long, time to go update a bunch of build scripts of mine...
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