Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fedora 12: Favorite Bugs and Features

Thanksgiving in the U.S. is just around the corner and like clockwork we have another Fedora Linux release.

Fedora 12: Unite

  • Favorite (fixed) bug: [531419] qemu issue with non-virtio NICs receiving heavy traffic volumes:

    I helped track down and fix this bug upstream, asked nicely and got the patch into Fedora 12's qemu-0.11 package in time. This way people following my How to handle a Linux BSP tutorial can still get working NFS root on an emulated ARM platform.

  • Favorite new feature: wireshark USB traffic capture:

    The required kernel(usbmon), libpcap and wireshark changes are all in place in Fedora 12 and we can capture USB packets larger then 32 bytes, save them in .pcap files and dissect them in the familiar wireshark user interface.

    Everything works out of the box just by "yum install wireshark && wireshark"! Doing USB work have never been more pleasant.