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[News] Petabyte Storage in a Linux, Progress, Etc.

  • Subject: [News] Petabyte Storage in a Linux, Progress, Etc.
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 May 2010 16:39:24 +0100
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Petabyte storage in a Linux distributed file system

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| They do a good job with providing a 3-D 
| model of the design and diagrams that show 
| the components and the power wiring setup. 
| This photo shows Tim Nufire of BackBlaze 
| deploying pods in a rack that âcontains 
| just under half a petabyte of storage.â 
| Pretty cool.


Kernel Log: New stable kernels and drivers

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| At the end of April, the maintainers of 
| the Linux kernel's Stable Series released 
| and Both versions were 
| released three-and-a-half weeks after 
| their respective predecessors, one 
| containing almost 200 and the other more 
| than 130 patches â it seems that the 
| intervals between new stable kernel 
| releases are becoming slightly longer, and 
| that the number of changes integrated into 
| the new versions is getting somewhat 
| larger.


Kernel Log: Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 4) - Architecture and Virtualisation

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| On Sunday, Linus Torvalds released the 
| seventh pre-release version of Linux 
| 2.6.34. The release announcement indicates 
| that he expects it to be the last release 
| candidate, suggesting that the next kernel 
| version from the main development tree is 
| likely to see the light of day late this 
| or early next week. It is not, however, 
| uncommon for Torvalds to slip out another 
| version despite pronouncements to the 
| contrary, pushing back the final kernel 
| release by several days.


How to Become Linus Torvalds

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| Linus *still* has no formal power, no 
| mechanism whereby he can enforce his 
| decisions about the kernel.  It's still 
| the case that the âonly controlâ he has is 
| that he knows the code âbetter than 
| anybody elseâ, and that if he does âa bad 
| jobâ, someone else can do it themselves â 
| that is, fork the code.
| Linux has avoided that fate because Linus 
| has developed what amounts to a new way of 
| managing large-scale projects involving 
| huge numbers of geographically-dispersed 
| contributors. Although the final decisions 
| rest with him, he takes them in 
| consultation with a wide range of coders. 
| He is constantly involved in discussions 
| on key mailing lists that allow important 
| issues to be raised by anyone. Ultimately, 
| then, he leads in part by being able to 
| sense what the collective will of the 
| Linux development community is on 
| particular issues, and by not straying too 
| far from it.



Linux 2.6.34 Kernel Is Likely On Its Last RC

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| Assuming there are no major last minute
| issues, the Linux 2.6.34 kernel will likely be
| released in the very near future. Last night
| Linus put out the Linux 2.6.34-rc7 release,
| which he hopes will be the last release
| candidate.

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