Clang “Interface Stubs” Merged For Offering Interface Libraries To ELF Shared Objects

In addition to Clang-Scan-Deps being merged a few days ago, another new feature for LLVM’s Clang is called the Clang Interface Stubs and brings a concept from Windows/macOS over to Linux/ELF systems.
Clang Interface Stubs allows generating stub files/libraries containing the mininal information needed to build against that library. The Clang Interface Stubs can be used for limiting access to a library’s internal systems or breaking up build dependencies thanks to the minimal approach. Back from the RFC mailing a […] Continue Reading…

How to Hire Reliable Remote Tech Talent | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


If you’re ready to hire more tech talent at your company, the path to success may involve looking for remote workers. Advancements in technology help employees get things done anywhere with an internet connection.
Buffer’s State of Remote Work 2019 report was based on a survey of nearly 2,500 remote workers and found that tech roles are among the most common jobs they hold. More specifically, 38% of participants said they worked in software, and 18% fell into a category called […] Continue Reading…

Linux 5.3 Could Finally See FSGSBASE – Performance Improvements Back To Ivybridge

The FSGSBASE instruction set has been present on Intel processors going back to Ivy Bridge processors and while there have been Linux kernel patches for this feature going on for years, it looks like with the Linux 5.3 kernel cycle is this support for merging. Making us eager for this support is the prospect of better performance, especially for context switching workloads that already have been suffering as a result of recent CPU mitigations.
The FSGSBASE instructions allow for […] Continue Reading…

Linux 5.2-rc5 Released As The End Of The Cycle Is A Few Weeks Away

With Linux 5.2-rc5 providing no upsets and the release candidate smaller than the one last week, things are looking good for seeing the stable Linux 5.2 kernel release happen in early July.
Linus Torvalds noted that with Linux 5.2-rc5, the kernel changes are indeed calming down and was smaller than RC4. While additional changes are pending, he noted “it all looks quite small and nothing seems to be particularly scary-looking.” So overall, Linux 5.2-rc5 should be a normal release for […] Continue Reading…

100+ Benchmarks Between Clear Linux vs. Arch-Based Manjaro Linux – Summer 2019 Tests

For those wondering how Intel’s performance-optimized Clear Linux is comparing to the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution, here are a number of benchmarks on the same Intel Core i7 8700K in seeing how these rolling-release distros are competing for summer 2019.
More than 100 benchmarks were run on Clear Linux and Manjaro Linux using their latest releases for providing the very latest packages.

The same Intel Core i7 8700K system with 16GB of RAM and NVMe solid-state storage was used as […] Continue Reading…