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Linux After ten weeks of development Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux kernel 3.9. The latest version of the kernel now has a device mapper target which allows a user to setup an SSD as a cache for hard disks to boost disk performance under load. There's also kernel support for multiple processes waiting for requests on the same port, a feature which will allow it to distribute server work better across multiple CPU cores. KVM virtualisation is now available on ARM processors and RAID 5 and 6 support has been added to Btrfs's existing RAID 0 and 1 handling. Linux 3.9 also has a number of new and improved drivers which means the kernel now supports the graphics cores in AMD's next generation of APUs and also works with the high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips which will likely appear in Intel's next mobile platform. Read more about new features in What's new in Linux 3.9.
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RE[9]: Load of works there
by Kochise on Wed 1st May 2013 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Load of works there"
Kochise
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2006-03-03

Code in Erlang : asynchronous message passing between lightweight processes.

Kochise

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RE[10]: Load of works there
by Alfman on Wed 1st May 2013 14:08 in reply to "RE[9]: Load of works there"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Kochise,

"Code in Erlang : asynchronous message passing between lightweight processes."

What do you mean by lightweight process?

There are various message passing APIs, MPI being a well established one, but to my knowledge none have been incorporated as a standard IPC & system call mechanism at the operating system level such that applications can make direct use of OS services without building more middle tier abstraction layers on top of other IPC/syscall mechanisms.

There are a lot of cool things we can do, but an operating system that is rebuilt from the ground up to do them would face a market share problem regardless of it's merit.

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RE[11]: Load of works there
by Kochise on Wed 1st May 2013 17:46 in reply to "RE[10]: Load of works there"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Can bundling the OS with OEM's hardware through a very restrictive licensing scheme be of any help regarding this issue ?

Kochise

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