Author Topic: Fedora 35 (was F-34): going to 4k page size? Help needed  (Read 7435 times)

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Re: Fedora 35 (was F-34): going to 4k page size? Help needed
« Reply #45 on: December 08, 2021, 08:07:24 pm »
Any work on this topic in Fedora has now been undermined by the politics that is gripping large free software organizations.  This initiative is completely frozen and I can't say when it would resume.

During the Fedora 35 release cycle, many Red Hat employees joined the attacks on Dr Richard Stallman.  I wrote a blog about the human rights issues involved in these online mobs and subsequently received a number of malicious communications that undermine my voluntary work as a Fedora developer.

I would not expect Raptor to be keen on taking sides in these issues, after all, they made a big effort to attain the FSF RYF certification but the OpenPOWER hardware is coming from Red Hat's parent, IBM.  On that basis, I won't say a lot more about this but I feel that people who invested in this platform have a right to know that politics is getting ahead of important development issues.

Wondering if there is any similar initiatives for clang?
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Re: Fedora 35 (was F-34): going to 4k page size? Help needed
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2021, 06:25:42 pm »
Initiatives like how?

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Re: Fedora 35 (was F-34): going to 4k page size? Help needed
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2022, 01:50:56 pm »

There is an update on the Fedora situation today

A legal panel has declared that rogue elements of Fedora committed harassment and abuse, this is what is effectively slowing down my work to help Fedora users on POWER

Here is my blog about it

Here is the verdict from the panel

It is interesting to note that when people immersed in the open source space make accusations of harassment, they are usually very biased and swayed by conflicts of interest and personal relationships.

The verdict on Fedora was made by an outside observer so it is more credible than a code of conduct.
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Re: Fedora 35 (was F-34): going to 4k page size? Help needed
« Reply #48 on: March 16, 2022, 10:23:28 am »
I wouldn't care. Because the maintainers of Fedora (sharkcz is on this forum) are aware of the problem. If they don't feel the need to offer 4K kernels, so be it...

That's the blessing of open source, you can choose whatever you like.

And it seems the problem is fixed?
Commit 5234de6c797565815ece9321b1dfe2e6732b5090
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.10.101

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Re: Fedora 35 (was F-34): going to 4k page size? Help needed
« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2022, 11:01:08 am »
I wouldn't care. Because the maintainers of Fedora (sharkcz is on this forum) are aware of the problem. If they don't feel the need to offer 4K kernels, so be it...

That's the blessing of open source, you can choose whatever you like.

Given the POWER eco-system is smaller compared to the overall eco-system, the choices are not so wide and the POWER development teams in each distribution are relatively limited in what they can do

The commit below doesn't credit people who spent time identifying the root cause of the problem, that is not a blessing at all.  It verges on plagiarism.

And it seems the problem is fixed?
Commit 5234de6c797565815ece9321b1dfe2e6732b5090
https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.10.101
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