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Linux to discourage use of “master/slave”, “blacklist/whitelist” in source code

Merge tag 'inclusive-terminology' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/djbw/linuxPull coding style terminology documentation from Dan Williams: "The discussion has tapered off as well as the incoming ack, review, and sign-off tags. I did not see a reason to wait for the next merge window" * tag 'inclusive-terminology' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/djbw/linux: CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology 1 files changed, 20 insertions, 0 deletionsdiff…
Linux team approves new terminology, bans terms like ‘blacklist’ and ‘slave’ – ZDNet

Linux team approves new terminology, bans terms like ‘blacklist’ and ‘slave’ – ZDNet

Linus Torvalds approved on Friday a new and more inclusive terminology for the Linux kernel code and documentation.Going forward, Linux developers have been asked to use new terms for the master/slave and blacklist/whitelist terminologies.Proposed alternatives for master/slave include:primary/secondarymain/replica or subordinateinitiator/targetrequester/respondercontroller/devicehost/worker or proxyleader/followerdirector/performerProposed alternatives for blacklist/whitelist include:denylist/allowlistblocklist/passlistThe Linux team did not recommend any specific terms but…

Linux 5.8 Formally Adds the Inclusive Terminology Guidelines

Merged overnight into the Linux kernel source tree are the new guidelines concerning the use of "inclusive terminology" for future code. It was just one week ago that the inclusive terminology guidelines for the Linux kernel were first proposed to mixed reaction and have now been merged into the source tree after receiving enough approval…

Linux kernel in-tree Rust support

* Linux kernel in-tree Rust support @ 2020-07-09 18:41 Nick Desaulniers 2020-07-09 20:52 ` Miguel Ojeda ` (2 more replies) 0 siblings, 3 replies; 9+ messages in thread From: Nick Desaulniers @ 2020-07-09 18:41 UTC (permalink / raw) To: alex.gaynor, geofft, jbaublitz, Masahiro Yamada, Linus Torvalds, Greg KH, Miguel Ojeda, Josh Triplett Cc: Steven Rostedt,…

Cooperative Linux – running Linux as a Windows driver (2011)

... "If Linux runs on every architecture, why should another operating system be in its way? " ... Cooperative Linux is the first working free and open source method for optimally running Linux on Microsoft Windows natively. More generally, Cooperative Linux (short-named coLinux) is a port of the Linux kernel that allows it to run…

Linux From Scratch undergoing major changes to handbook

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com Sat Jun 13 05:46:11 PDT 2020 Previous message (by thread): [lfs-dev] Future for LFS Next message (by thread): [lfs-dev] ANNOUNCEMENT - Major Proposed Changes to LFS Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] In the last few weeks, the LFS editors have…

Linux Mint drops Ubuntu Snap packages

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Scaling Linux Services: Before accepting connections

When writing services that accept TCP connections, we tend to think of our work as starting from the point where our service accepts a new client connection and finishing when we complete the request and close the socket. For services at scale, operations can happen at such a high rate that some of the default…

Linux Kernel Is Still Seeing Driver Work for the Macintosh II

The Linux kernel is seeing some modern work done to its driver for supporting the Apple Desktop Bus on Macintosh II era systems. Along with the likes of the Apple PowerBook 100 series seeing Linux driver improvements once in a while, this Sunday developer Finn Thain sent out a set of patches improving the kernel's…

Linux to Begin Tightening Up Ability to Write to CPU MSRs from User-Space

The Linux 5.9 kernel is slated to begin introducing new restrictions on allowing writes to CPU model specific registers (MSRs) from user-space. Via the Linux kernel x86 MSR driver, writes to arbitrary model specific registers from user-space is allowed -- assuming you have root permissions. But even with requiring root access, there are security implications…

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This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2019, your source for the season's best gifts and deals, hand-picked by the experts at CNET. It's harder to find something not on sale during the month-long shopping experience we call Black Friday (and Cyber Monday), even when it comes to high-end Apple gifts.  The new iPhone…

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