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acme (189)

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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

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Saturday September 30, 2006
05:44 AM

linux-2.4.26-google

[ #31174 ]

I'm back from Italy, and I noticed that because the Google Search Appliance is built on open source code that Google have provided their patches to it. I decided to have a look at what patches they are using on top of the 2.4.26 Linux kernel:

  • Some code to disable the console blanking (not sure why)
  • Added lm_sensors and i2c (hardware monitoring)
  • Added Artop 867X chip-based IDE driver
  • Added Squashfs, compressed read-only filesystem
  • Added num_physpages iocotl (number of physical pages available to kernel)
  • Allow non-root port 80/443 binding
  • Allow any user to call mlock() to lock memory from getting swapped out.
  • Added oprofile, a system-wide profiler

So no great surprises, but interesting nevertheless...

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