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Nice view to do a small amount of stable kernel patch work before dinner.

The Nahatlatch is a great river to run, if you are ever in the area, constant flow of rapids, no time to ever get bored.

And yes, this is why I am ignoring your patches, don't worry, I'll get to them next week when I'm at LinuxCon Japan.
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Nice view Greg!! Hopefully you are having good time :) +Greg Kroah-Hartman 
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This is great, greybus running on a different platform and form-factor. It's nice to see code/specs that you work on be adopted by other companies, means you are on the right track...
The Moto Mods Platform Our platform allows you to design and build your own Moto Mods. As a developer, you’ll be able to design Moto Mods that include a superspeed USB device or a small sensor — and everything in between. Read more about the system architecture. The Moto Z The Moto Mod platform has been meticulously designed to ensure your Moto Z maintains good wireless, audio and imaging performance whenever a commercia...
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yay ! what about that ! +Michael Scott 
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My talk a few weeks at at CoreOs Fest in Berlin. Where I say the word "scary" too many times, and explain why you should be running an updated kernel.

Great conference, had a blast, hope to do it again next year. Many thanks to the +CoreOS people (with a little help from the +The Linux Foundation) for putting on such an excellent event.
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+Greg Kroah-Hartman in that talk you say the now merged version of PaX's MEMORY_SANITIZE feature is faster than the original. How does that correlate to the author claiming otherwise?: http://www.openwall.com/lists/kernel-hardening/2016/02/15/2
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Thanks to +Konstantin Ryabitsev and the other great admins at the +The Linux Foundation I have a new build server. Time to do an 'allmodconfig' build for the 4.6.0 kernel out of a tmpfs:

real 7m43.855s
user 242m16.547s
sys 30m16.079s

We keep adding code, 3.14.y completes in less than 5 minutes, but has 1293 less modules.

This is going to help out immensely with the stable kernel work.
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2x Xeon E5-2699v3 and 128GiB of RAM                                                                                
                                                                                                                   
gcc 5.3.1:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                   
13524.43user 981.87system 4:18.27elapsed 5616%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 374940maxresident)k                           
0inputs+12769232outputs (0major+360922574minor)pagefaults 0swaps                                                   
                                                                                                                   
gcc 6.1.1:                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                   
16412.08user 1023.46system 4:57.71elapsed 5856%CPU (0avgtext+0avgdata 374672maxresident)k                          
0inputs+13473864outputs (0major+360155784minor)pagefaults 0swaps                                                   
                                                                                                                   
Buy more of these sweet Intel CPUs :)
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Better pictures of the Ara prototype phone.
I just sat down with Rafe Caramago and several members of his Project Ara team to learn more about the modular smartphone — because there's a lot going on with this thing. The project, which many...
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+Joost Ringoot Ara didn't steal from the fairphone. The fairphone initiative has been to get vendors to provide upgradable phones that do not end up in a landfill so easily. They then tried to show how you could make such a phone.
Ara is another implementation of it, and hopefully other vendors will follow (although on the Apple side, I'm not holding my breath since their business model has always been to prevent upgrades and entice their users to throw their hardware away and buy the new version).
The fairphone folks would like nothing more than all phone from all vendors to follow this model.
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I just mentioned this as a throw-away comment at the end of a longer post about USB disks, so might as well put it here.

I'm looking for a new laptop. I'd LOVE to be able to just use a Chromebook (I'm typing this from one now), but my "cloud" infrastructure to do kernel patch reviews and development just isn't in place yet. Heck, it's still just a dream between me and +Konstantin Ryabitsev and +Dan Kohn so until that happens, I'm stuck with building locally.

So, any recommendations? Here's my requirements:
- lots of ram (32Gb?)
- fast ssd
- fast processor (local builds, remember?)
- high-res screen (like on the Pixel, it spoiled me)
- intel graphics (sorry, no binary kernel drivers for me)
- semi-decent weight and battery life (I lugged a macbook pro around the world for a few years and hated it, and my current Samsung is really light, so lighter is better)

Any suggestions?
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+Darren Hart Seeing several ACPI errors on this platform. Here is the bugzilla report:

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=120261
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A new VPN protocol and implementation for Linux. Was first announced last year at Kernel Recipes in Paris, and it's great to see it in a "releasable" state at this point in time. I recommend taking a look at it if you like this type of stuff.

Disclosure, I've reviewed various versions of the kernel code, over the past few months, and it seems sane, but note I am not a kernel networking developer :)
WireGuard: fast, modern, secure VPN tunnel
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I love that Mosh is mentioned so many times. That really transformed my ease of with day to day. And I didn't have any hassle setting it up. A good thing to look up to for some things😊
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Tracking the latest upstream LTS, even on released devices!

Very nice to see!
Brillo Common Kernel. Background. Traditionally, products using the Linux kernel choose a single version to develop against and, ultimately, for the final release. In order to support new features, publish security updates, and fix bugs, that kernel must receive these changes on a regular basis.
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This seems more like a Chrome doc, so is this a clue on the future of Android and Chrome merging?
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+Thorsten Leemhuis has taken on the thankless task of working to track kernel regressions for -rc releases to ensure that they get fixed. I strongly support this work, it's invaluable and greatly needed and wish him lots of luck with it.

So, anyone have any regressions, please let him know so we can ensure they get addressed.

Remember, if you don't say anything, it will not get fixed as no one knows it is a bug (it all works fine for me!).
 
Someone stupid today announced on #lkml that he wants to do kernel regression tracking for #Linux #kernel 4.7. Wanna help me driving him mad? Then got out and test 4.7 pre-releases thoroughly and overwhelm him with mails that describe all the regressions you found! Details: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/2233992
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TWIMC: my first regression report is out now http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/2241805
BTW: Thx everyone for the positive feedback/motivation I got here!
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I can't believe it's taken me so long before finally getting this poster for my office. Better late than never I suppose...
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Ok, last Ara link for a while, but this is a good read.
I had exactly half an hour with four people from the Project Ara team at Google I/O to extract as much information as I could about the mission to actually launch a modular phone. So I rattled off...
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Even though all module roads run through Google, the Ara team insists that it's still creating an "open platform" that anybody can develop on.

Why is this making me think of Alan Parsons Project's "You Don't Believe"? Hrm.  This seems an awful lot like being type accepted by the FCC, except Google isn't a U.S. government agency.

Also has a SecureBoot-y flavor all about it.
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Almost 12Gb/s and 1/3 the power of USB 3, open specs and code, this has been a fun project to work on:
After more than a year of silence, Google's wildest idea about smartphones is starting to come true.
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Been waiting for this for some time, saw a group designing a software defined radio module for it some time ago. Should be fun 😃
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