We might need to revisit this old idea that "VMs are better for isolation but slower to boot than containers" πŸ˜‰
asciinema.org/a/jlTamarDTOVpO9

I wonder how much money Nintendo saved on R&D by relying on components already on the market for building the Switch.

This is what I've been working on over the last few days. A new machine type for QEMU, designed after Firecracker's machine model, for users looking for the minimal attack surface, fast boot time and small footprint.

lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qem

I think Valve should consider distributing their official binaries as a @FlatpakApps.

Instead of relying on some firmware plus a real-mode bootloader, Firecracker sets up some basic page tables, puts the vCPUs in 64-bit protected-mode and jumps directly into Linux's entry point.

And now QEMU is able to do that too. At least in this unpublished local branch. 😜

One thing I like about from Firecracker, is that it doesn't even try to emulate a PC, it just implements the minimum amount of features that Linux needs to boot up.

I'm considering creating a QEMU machine type that uses the same strategy.

Well, it's official, I *hate* Cargo.lock files.

@schmittlauch Honestly, no idea. Let's hope it doesn't need it.

Yikes. The i.MX8 is the core of the Librem phone.

"The i.MX8 cannot be deblobbed"

devever.net/~hl/imx8

People cheering at incremental, conservative hardware upgrades for niche products. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

Even though they barely mention it, this is an excellent showcase of the amazing performance Linux KVM (and QEMU!) provides these days.

youtube.com/watch?v=0TBQ_DHCtm

Today I wrote a bunch of Rust code, which compiled of the first attempt.

I should be happy, but instead I can't shake the feeling that I somehow broke the compiler.

Editor-in-chief of @linuxjournal Doc Searls on a sort-of erosion of #FreeSoftware principles within the broader #Linux (as commonly named) and #OpenSource Software community: We Need to Save What Made Linux and FOSS Possible πŸ‘‰πŸ» linuxjournal.com/content/we-ne

@sheogorath @brainblasted @denikombucha Hi there! Do you mind if I PM you to get you in contact with someone from the Desktop Team?

I haven't done it yet because I'd need like 4-6 hours for a full migration, but I'll definitely switch to @teamsilverblue 30 + @FlatpakApps + @flatkvm as soon as I have the opportunity.

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