Linux Journal Contents #184, August 2009
If you're a culinary type you've probably heard of Pickled Capers. This month, we present you with an even tastier treat: Kerneled Kapers. That's right Linux so good that you can eat it for dinner. We've got two articles about kernel scheduling: one about real time scheduling and the other about the Completely Fair Scheduler which appeared in Linux 2.6.23. We also have an article on the new Ksplice technology that appeared on the scene just recently. Also in this issue: find out how to make root unprivileged. And if Kapers aren't your cup of tea we have our usual buffet of articles: eyeOS which allows you to create your own cloud based desktops, using fixtures and factories with Rails, more on secure Squids, a review of the long awaited KOffice 2.0, Longomatch, and Kanatest. But don't leave before we serve up the "piece de resistance": Point/Counterpoint on Twitter. Apologies to Chef Marcel for borrowing his shtick.
Say Goodbye to Reboots with Ksplice
by Waseem Daher
It's not a dream!
Real-Time Linux Kernel Scheduler
by Ankita Garg
Do real time with Linux and the -rt patchset.
Making Root Unprivileged
by Serge Hallyn
Change the way you think.
Completely Fair Scheduler
by Chandandeep Singh Pabla
Linux's latest scheduler makeover.
Anthony Lineberry on /dev/mem Rootkits
by Mick Bauer
The epic battle between good and evil continues.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Fixtures and Factories
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
The Case of the Missing OS
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Looking More Closely at Letter and Word Usage
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Building a Secure Squid Web Proxy, Part IV
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
What Really IRCs Me: Instant Messaging
Kyle Rankin and Bill Childers'
Doc Searls' EOF
The Mania of Owning Things
by Bruce Byfield
In Every Issue
Practical books for the most technical people on the planet. Newly available books include:
- Agile Product Development by Ted Schmidt
- Improve Business Processes with an Enterprise Job Scheduler by Mike Diehl
- Finding Your Way: Mapping Your Network to Improve Manageability by Bill Childers
- DIY Commerce Site by Reven Lerner
Plus many more.
- Handheld Emulation: Achievement Unlocked!
- Building a Multisourced Infrastructure Using OpenVPN
- Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care
- Download "Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI"
- Happy GPL Birthday VLC!
- Server Hardening
- diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development
- New Products
- Giving Silos Their Due
- Controversy at the Linux Foundation