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Operating systems war story: How feminism helped me solve one of file systems’ oldest conundrums

Hi, my name is Valerie Aurora, and I am the inventor of a software feature that has prevented billions of unnecessary writes to hard drives, saving energy and making our computers faster. My invention is called “relative atime,” and this … Continue reading

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Leaving Red Hat

I’m leaving Red Hat, effective January 7th. Here’s my self-interview on the topic… Q: Why are you leaving Red Hat? A: Good question! I’ve worked for a lot of companies as a Linux kernel developer (IBM, Intel, Red Hat, etc.). … Continue reading

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Red Hat support for XFS

It’s a royal pain to actually get it, but Red Hat officially started supporting XFS as a “layered product” in RHEL 5.4 (about a year ago). Why might you want to use XFS? Well, take a look at the benchmarks … Continue reading

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