Episode 115 – OpenVZ

Posted by Tony on December 28, 2013 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |



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Total Running Time: 1:56:22

Un-edited Live session – http://youtu.be/2kdsiusMCS4

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Kernel News: Mat
Time: 9:45
Distro Talk: Tony
Time: 12:50
OpenVZ with Scott Dowdle
Time: 32:25
Mary Distro Review
Time: 1:15:40
Tech News:
Time: 1:29:00
Security Bit
Time: 1:38:30
Listener Feedback
Time: 1:44:30
Outtro Music
Time: 1:49:26


Tony Bemus, Mat Enders, and Mary Tomich
Sound bites by Mike Tanner

Kernel News: Mat

Time: 9:45

Release Candidate:
On Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:46:04 PST
Linus Torvalds released kernel 3.13-rc4
Here is what he had to say about it:
“So I delayed this a couple of days to get back to my normal Sunday release schedule, but I’m not entirely happy with the result. Things aren’t calming down the way they should be, and -rc4 is bigger than previous rc’s. And I don’t think I can just blame the two extra days.

Anyway, what that means from a practical standpoint is that I’m going to be *very* grumpy at anybody who sends me unnecessary crap. If it’s not regression or marked for stable, then just don’t send it to me. Because you *will* be called names if you can’t follow those simple rules. Comprende?

Anyway, the bulk of changes for rc4 is drivers (notably networking and gpu, but there’s usb, input and media driver updates too). Aside from that, there are the usual arch updates (mainly ARM) and the slightly less usual selinux updates. And generic networking, with some random stuff thrown in for good measure. The shortlog isn’t very short, but it’s appended for your reading pleasure.

We’re obviously heading for the holiday season, and I’m really hoping that will help calm things down too for the rest of the release candidates…

–Linus Torvalds


Stable Updates:

Kernel Developer Quote:

Distro Talk: Tony

Time: 12:50


  • 12-14 – Ultimate Edition 3.8
  • 12-16 – Quirky 6.0
  • 12-17 – Zentyal 3.3
  • 12-17 – Webconverger 23.0
  • 12-17 – Fedora 20
  • 12-17 – SparkyLinux 3.2 “E17”, “MATE”, “CLI”
  • 12-18 – openSUSE 13.1 “Education Li-f-e”

Distro of the Week: Tony

  1. Debian – 1960
  2. Mageia – 2226
  3. SteamOS – 2465
  4. Fedora – 2618
  5. Mint – 3698

OpenVZ with Scott Dowdle

Time: 32:25

Scott Dowdle from Montana Linux http://www.montanalinux.org/







Mary Distro Review

Time: 1:15:40

Tech News:

Time: 1:29:00

zRAM Finally Moving From Staging To Linux-next

It has been hanging out in staging for several months awaiting promotion into Linus’s main tree.  Well on December 18th it finally made it into Linux-next.  The zRAM kernel module increases the systems performance by not paging out to disk, instead it uses a compressed block device in RAM that uses around a 3:1 compression ratio.  Google already uses zRAM in Android and ChromeOS, and it is also very popular among the embedded Linux community.

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The Security Bit

Time: 1:38:30

Privacy By Design

Listener Feedback:

show (at) smlr.us or 313-626-9140
Time: 1:44:30
Open source developers want to help. There is a petition on whitehouse.gov to release all healthcare.gov source code:

“Code funded by taxpaying citizens should be made available to the general public as government funded development is generally public domain software. Please release the code so we may help fix any found issues.”


News story

Outtro Music

Time: 1:49:26

El Casio del container by Abono Pa La Tierra

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