During Linaro Connect there was a possibility to play with ThunderX2 workstation. I remember that Arnd Bergmann was comparing speed of kernel compilation with his AMD Threadripper workstation. Test was simple — checkout 4.18 source, use arm64 defconfig and do build of ‘Image
You probably know that I am fan of retro computers. Those from 80s, 70s and older ones. And for quite a time I told that I do not plan to run retro machines at home. But it has to change.
Earlier this month I got a new task at Linaro: to take a look at LOCI project. How they are building container images with OpenStack components and does it work on AArch64. And fix it if it does not. So
Imagine that you have a package to build. Sometimes it takes minutes. Other one takes hours. And then you run htop and see that your machine is idle during such build… You may ask “Why?” and the answer would be
Years ago Applied Micro (APM) released XGene processor. It went to APM BlackBird, APM Mustang, HPe M400 and several other systems. For some time there was no other AArch64 cpu available on market so those machines got popular as distribution builders, developer
Years ago I bought Polish translation of “Under the radar” book about how Red Hat was started. Was a good read and went to bookshelf. Years passed. In meantime I got hired by Red Hat. To work on Red Hat