David Chisnall: "Your computer is not a fast PDP-11!" In the wake of the recent Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, it's worth spending some time looking at root causes.
Dave Chinner looked into how the Kernel’s maintainer structure can be measured. One very interesting approach is looking at the pull request flows. Note that in the linux kernel process, pull requests are only used to submit development from entire subsystems, not individual contributions. What he is trying to work out here isn’t so much the overall patch flow, but focusing on how maintainers work, and how that’s different in different subsystems.
U-Boot 2018.03 kernel:4.14.39
A report in the German computer magazine site Heise (in German: Super-GAU für Intel: Weitere Spectre-Lücken im Anflug) suggests that eight new vulnerabilities were reported to Intel recently. Intel gave four of the eight vulnerabilities a severity rating of high and the remaining four a severity rating of medium according to Heise.
"As part of the cost reduction plan announced in January, Qualcomm is conducting a reduction of our full-time and temporary workforce," Qualcomm said in a statement. We first evaluated non-headcount expense reductions, but we concluded that a workforce reduction is needed to support long-term growth and success, which will ultimately benefit all our stakeholders," the company said.
Please note that my "Introduction to Embedded Linux" class will be happening on Tuesday (Class 02) and repeated on Wednesday (Class 02 B) due to huge demand.