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You May Have Xen – But How About Tofu?

Enough procrastinating. I have been working on a Xen friendly operating system for several years, a lot of the time has been spent waiting to see what happened with pv_ops in mainline Linux. Two years later, we’re still waiting to see what happens to pv_ops in Mainline Linux. Everything else (such as the Xen API, […]

Breaking Out Of POSIX Thinking

I have realized that I am spoiled by the same standards that I was so happy to see succeed. I hate to admit it, but I now get uncomfortable in the absence of glibc or dietlibc. I get even more uncomfortable in the absence of POSIX signals and NPTL. I then think back to days […]

Almost Paravirtualized Introspection, But Not Quite

In the world of Virtualization, introspection refers to examining the memory of a running guest from the privileged domain at key addresses. For instance, if you know where to find the running kernel task structure, you can read it while the guest is completely oblivious that you are doing so. In other words, it allows […]

Raw Therapee Becomes Free Software

In case you have not heard (this was covered on Slashdot and I’m sure the rest), Raw Therapee is now available under the terms of the GNU General Public License (Version 3 or later). Other than wishing it was GPL V2 or later, I’m really excited about this. Even though I have the option, I […]

And the package manager debate rages on

If you ask any *NIX engineer what they love or hate the most about their operating system of choice, many will indicate the package manager. For those of you who don’t use a UNIX like operating system, the package manager is the program that lets you install other programs. A small group of developers (me […]

Cisco Settles With The Free Software Foundation

Brett Smith, licensing engineer for the FSF writes: BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Wednesday, May 20, 2009 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and Cisco Systems, Inc. are pleased to announce that they have reached a joint agreement. Under the agreement, the FSF has agreed to dismiss its lawsuit against Cisco.

Cisco Sued By The Free Software Foundation

I don’t think that anyone ever dreamed of the Free Software Foundation needing to enforce its license and copyright in a court of law, however, this unlikely event has happened. The FSF is suing Cisco Systems for violating version 2 of the GNU General Public License and Lesser GPL. You can read the complaint here […]

Xguests 1.0.8 released

Xguests, a program to print interesting information about guests running under the Xen (TM) hypervisor has reached version 1.0.8. Xguests does not require xend to be running and will print information in the following formats: XML 1.0 PHP Array Perl Array BASH Array Easy to scrape text CSV ‘xm list’ style

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