Articles by Zack Brown

linux

New NOVA Filesystem

Andiry Xu posted patches for a new filesystem called NOVA (NOn-Volatilememory Accelerated). Normal RAM chips are wiped every time you turn off yourcomputer. Non-volatile RAM retains its data across reboots. Their projecttargeted byte-addressable non-vo…

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diff -u: Linus Posting Habits

A look into how, when and why Linus posts to the kernel mailing list. Linus Torvalds sometimes is criticized for bombastically cursing out kernel developers. He does do this, but it’s not his default behavior, and I think the real nature of when and h…