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Reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of linux. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-17.
  • They will burn for their sins
  • Modifying the Linux Kernel – New Syscalls
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-18
  • Ray Tracing on Linux with AMD GPUs gets closer with multiple games working
    reddit.com/r/pcgaming | 2021-09-17
    Here, I'll give you a head-start, you can use this link to look up flaws and take over most of the internet https://github.com/torvalds/linux
  • Linux 5.16 To Add Quirk For The Steam Deck Panel
    With those (and other discovery methods) the Kernel now "knows" what family of device you have, and maybe even a smidge more (Specific vendor, specific part-numbers) which now can feed into the "Hardware Quirks" database. Example of PCI's
  • Completely naive attempt at sanitizing RAM before shutdown
    Do you know about these parameters for linux kernel? https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/6471384af
  • Compiling Linux on macOS
    It easier to compile than main linux kernel.
  • How does /dev/urandom work?
    reddit.com/r/crypto | 2021-09-14
    Not since 2013.
    reddit.com/r/crypto | 2021-09-14
  • ctrlsf.vim is updated to v2.6.0
    reddit.com/r/vim | 2021-09-13
    rg. here is what I tried. 1. git clone https://github.com/torvalds/linux.git 2. cd linux 3. vim 4. :CtrlSF test
  • Linux kernel 5.15 RC1 has been released!
    reddit.com/r/linux | 2021-09-12
  • dont even talk to me if you use tabs over spaces
    You remind me of this gem: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/pull/437
  • Kbuild: Only default to -Werror if COMPILE_TEST · torvalds/Linux b339ec9 ·
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-10
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-10
    Well, I said "closer", not an exact analogue. They're pretty close equivalents, though, as most Windows programs don't actually call syscalls directly, but link in an OS-provided DLL and call an exported symbol from it, with the userspace to kernel bits abstracted away from most user programs. Wine (mostly) re-implements those DLLs, effectively re-implementing the Win32 API (a userspace API) in Linux's userland.

    (programs are allowed to call the kernel directly, though, and Wine has to handle those cases esp. for DRM/anti-cheat code in games that poke at the kernel directly, recently Linux was patched to allow userspace programs to directly handle syscalls [0][1], making Wine ... closer to a WSL1 equivalent?)

    [0] https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/8/10/1323

    [1] https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/include/linux/...

  • Compiling older versions of the kernel using newer packages
    reddit.com/r/archlinux | 2021-09-09
    Apply this patch to fix builds with binutils 2.36: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/1d489151e9f9d1647110277ff77282fe4d96d09b.patch
  • What could be a replacement for my current wifi card?

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torvalds/linux is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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