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@dmarti @Sumocat @asymco The cost of insuring our Bolt is about half the cost of our internal-combustion car that, in theory, is worth less. State Farm, at least, appears to have come to a clear conclusion on that front.
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Jonathan Corbet

Folks waiting for the extensible scheduler class will get it in 6.11: https://lwn.net/Articles/978007/
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Jonathan Corbet

On the radar: using a large-language model to insert thousands of automatically generated "security checks" into the OpenBSD kernel:

https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=171810103406609&w=2

I'm sure that will be received well...
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Jonathan Corbet

Dangerous idiocy is not in short supply in the US but still this takes it to a new level.

https://cowboystatedaily.com/2024/06/07/hageman-tells-la-la-land-cities-to-give-up-fossil-fuels-if-theyre-so-evil/

Here in Boulder, I guess we can only bow to this superior logic and start tearing up our streets...
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Jonathan Corbet

On the radar: a new (WIP) document describing future incompatible changes in Git:

https://lwn.net/ml/git/cover.1717141598.git.ps@pks.im/

Included therein is the switch to sha256 to hash objects, seemingly planned for Git 3.0.
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Jonathan Corbet

Trump guilty on all 34 counts. We do live in interesting times.
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Lorenzo Stoakes

Very pleased to say that I've now finished the first draft of my book, The Linux Memory Manager.

https://linuxmemory.org/

This represents 2 years of evenings and weekends, tons of research, 99.9% from first principles and the kernel source.

There's still plenty of editing to go, but the content is written! 1,351 pages of it (!).

I am not sure on ultimate release date as it depends on how the edit goes, but we're closer now :)

As you can see from the pic, I'm very very tired but also very happy to have finished.

I think I'll chill for a while before I get back to a leisurely edit, read books, watch films, play games, spend time with my wife and cats and do a bunch of stuff the book took out of my life for a long while!

Now I'll go to bed early I think! :)
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@marcan Dynamic kernel stacks were on the agenda at LSFMM+BPF a couple of weeks ago: https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/974367/f5ed1f0f9a7b5f88/
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@sjuvonen It has occurred to me in the past that we could put a bit more into the feed...then I got distracted and forgot about it. I'll try to make that happen, there's no reason why it can't.
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@ljs How many pages is that book of yours? Which one of us is the *real* machine? :)
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Jonathan Corbet

I just put the last touches on the final article out of the LSFMM+BPF memory-management track. 25 articles written in just over a week; the final ones will trickle out over the next few days.

Now I can finally take a rest, perhaps go for an early Friday beer, and contemplate shopping for a new keyboard.

Wait — there's a merge window going on? Why didn't anybody tell me?!?
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Jonathan Corbet

It's rare to have a conference I can drive to - even if it takes all day. I took that opportunity for LSFMM and stopped at Dinosaur National Monument on the way there, totally worth it.
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Jonathan Corbet

Xcel Energy just sent me a survey asking about my "recent outage experience". Not sure what to say... "Five stars — would definitely do again"?
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@gnomon A comment like this really makes my day, even after doing this for all these years — thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Jonathan Corbet

This post on how scammers use Chase's confirmation system to get victims to open up their accounts:

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2024/05/bank-scammers-using-genuine-push-notifications-to-trick-their-victims/

Decades ago, we saw universal connectivity as a path to freedom. Instead, we have created a world where we are literally subject to dozens (if not many more) attempts to rip us off every day. We've made a world that is much more predatory and hostile, and it is getting worse.

Thus far, I've managed to avoid falling victim to any of these attempts. But I can only wonder when, as I get older and more confused and the scammers get more sophisticated, that will change. "When", rather than "if", seems like the relevant word here.

Oh well...I guess I'll get more coffee and read more email, I'm sure that will make me feel better.
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Jonathan Corbet

On the radar: Tejun makes another push to get the sched_ext framework merged, citing the high level of interest that this work is drawing:

https://lwn.net/ml/linux-kernel/20240501151312.635565-1-tj@kernel.org/

(See https://lwn.net/Articles/922405/ for an introduction to sched_ext).
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@vegard @kernellogger @gregkh Which "misconception" are you speaking of here?
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Jonathan Corbet

The view from my office... Back from OSS just in time to appreciate spring in Colorado.
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@ariadne One way around the problem, of course, is to propose a talk about some interesting work you are doing. OSS is starving for good technical content, and that makes the admission-fee problem go away.
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@ricci @cloudlab @sachindhke I've often wished I could submit a patch to the brute-force scripts to recognize an SSH server that has password authentication disabled. The resources saved would be considerable.
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