Release Notes For Linux v2.0

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This is the release notes for linux release v2.0 (source code: linux-2.0.tar.gz) with format adjusted by removing/replacing tabs/spaces/new lines/formatting marks. This notes document can give us an understanding of the early development of the Linux kernel. The original ASCII formatted version is at the end of this post. Intro This document contains a list of
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Linux Kernel 5.4.72 Release

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This post summarizes Linux Kernel new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux 5.4.72 Release. Linux 5.4.72 Release contains 23 changes, patches or new features. In total, there are 126,508 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 5.4.72 release compared to Linux 5.4 release. To view the source code of Linux 5.4.72 kernel release online,
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GCC May “Save” You Some Recursive Functions Calls: an Analysis of a Function Call Stack Length Example

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We know compilers like gcc can do lots smart optimization to make the program run faster. Regarding functions call optimization, gcc can do tail-call elimination to save the cost of allocating a new stack frame, and tail recursion elimination to turn a recursive function to non-recursive iterative one. gcc can even transform some recursive functions
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How to Statically Link OCaml Programs

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Static linking is preferred for some cases although it has its own various problems. Static building/linking is not always possible for some languages on some platform. For OCaml, the answer to this question is yes. In this post, we will introduce 2 methods to statically linking OCaml: static linking with runtime glibc required and static
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What can we expect in Java update 2019?

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Java is the most regularly used programming language for the creation of web applications. This high-level programming language develops by the Sun Micro-system. This language was designed for use in the world of internet and known for fastest, secure, and most reliable language of the computing platform. One interesting fact is that Java programmers are
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How to not use concrete types in lambda function parameters in C++11?

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C++11 requires that lambda function parameters be declared with concrete types. This is sometimes annoying. auto is really nice, especially when the type is complex like std::vector<std::string>::iterator is quite long to type. I know C++14 allows auto in lambda functions. But how to not use concrete types in lambda function parameters in C++11? In C++11,
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How to operator[] access element in a const map in C++?

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How to operator[] access element in a const map in C++? For example, the compiler will report error on this piece of code: #include <iostream> #include <string> #include <map> std::int64_t count(const std::map<std::string, std::int64_t>& map) { return map[“one”] + map[“two”]; } int main () { std::map<std::string, std::int64_t> map = { {“one”, 1}, {“two”, 2} }; std::cout
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How to install gfortran on CentOS 7?

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How to install the gfortran fortran compiler on CentOS 7 Linux? gfortran on CentOS 7 is provided in the gcc-gfortran package. You may install it to install gfortran. # yum install gcc-gfortran Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: ftp.cuhk.edu.hk * epel: ftp.cuhk.edu.hk * extras: centos.01link.hk * nux-dextop: li.nux.ro *
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Required packages for building YouCompleteMe for Vim on Fedora 21

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YouCompleteMe for Vim on Fedora 21 reports this error: [zma@laptop:~/.vim/bundle/YouCompleteMe]$ ./install.sh — The C compiler identification is GNU 4.9.2 — The CXX compiler identification is GNU 4.9.2 — Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc — Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/cc — works — Detecting C compiler ABI info — Detecting C compiler ABI info
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g++: sorry, unimplemented: non-trivial designated initializers not supported

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g++ (version g++ (GCC) 4.8.1 20130603 (Red Hat 4.8.1-1)) report: $ g++ -std=c++11 solution.cpp -o sol solution.cpp: In function ‘int main()’: solution.cpp:50:57: sorry, unimplemented: non-trivial designated initializers not supported Stat init_stat {.depth = 0, .moves = tv, .vec = init}; ^ solution.cpp:50:57: sorry, unimplemented: non-trivial designated initializers not supported solution.cpp:50:57: sorry, unimplemented: non-trivial designated initializers
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How to get the assembly code for OCaml code generated by ocamlopt?

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How to get the native assembly code (e.g. x86-64 asm) for OCaml code generated by the native ocamlopt compiler? To get the assembly code for an OCaml program, add these parameters to ocamlopt: -S -inline 20 -nodynlink An example is as follows. The OCaml program: $ cat not.ml let not x = ((x – 1)
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How to Configure the Latest Version of Flash on Firefox for Linux: by the Fresh Player Plugin

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As you may know, Adobe stopped supporting the NPAPI version of Flash on Linux and the latest NPAPI version of Flash player at version 11.2 released back in 2012 will only receive security fixes. Even the security fixes to the 11.2 version of the Flash Plugin your Firefox is using will end on May 4,
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How to Statically Link C and C++ Programs on Linux with gcc

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Before statically linking you C and C++ programs, you should be aware of the drawbacks of the static linking especially with glibc. There are some good discussions already: with glibc you’re linking static programs which are not really static and some others here and here. That said, you can choose to statically link C and
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x86-64 ISA / Assembly Programming References

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This post collect the reference resource for x86-64 (also know as Intel 64, AMD 64) ISA / assembly language programming. x86-64 is a 64-bit extension of the Intel x86 instruction set. ==x86-64 Assembly Programming== Introduction to Computer Systems Resources (15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems Resources from CMU) Lots materials for learning machine-level programming on the
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GNU C Reference Manual

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When we program in C, a C reference by hand is usually useful. The GNU C Reference Manual provides us a good reference for the C programming language implemented by the GNU C Compiler. “This manual is strictly a reference, not a tutorial. Its aim is to cover every linguistic construct in GNU C.” GNU
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GNU glibc Manual

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“The C language provides no built-in facilities for performing such common operations as input/output, memory management, string manipulation, and the like. Instead, these facilities are defined in a standard library, which you compile and link with your programs. The GNU C library, described in this document, defines all of the library functions that are specified
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How to Generate Mixed Source and Assembly List from Source Code using GCC

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When debugging and optimizing programs, developers sometimes need to generate and investigate into the assembly generated by the compiler. Generating a mixed source and assembly list will help a lot for debugging and optimization. gcc can achieve this by working with the assembler. Generate assembly list mixed with the source code Just add these gcc
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