Hyperscalers made the CentOS 9 stream more attractive with new features

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While many were upset that CentOS Linux 8 was getting premature EOL at the end of last year, for those who switched to CentOS Stream, there continues to be a love of the moment in part by recent creator Hyperscale. GIS. For CentOS Stream 9, the big hyperscalers have been working on some interesting add / backport to the platform.

The CentOS Hyperscale SIG was established a year ago with support from Twitter and Facebook. Engineers at these big tech companies have gone to great lengths to provide optional rear ports and other new features on top of CentOS (Stream) for what is otherwise not readily available on this enterprise software platform. .

In addition to backporting some key components such as new versions of systemd to CentOS, hyperscalers have also been working on managing support for obsolete devices in certain areas and building their own workstation operating system. custom work.


CentOS Stream 9 on the desktop.

The CentOS Hyperscale SIG released its quarterly report for Q4 2021 today, in which they noted some of the features they in turn were able to build into the CentOS Stream 9 upstream. Some of their contributions to CentOS Stream 9 itself were systemd-oomd as this Memory Daemon found in the latest versions of systemd, PipeWire, and WirePlumber, Wayland support for the classic GNOME session, and upgrade from SDL2 with the GNOME Wayland support.

This special interest group remains active in handling the latest versions of systemd and new features, updating their Zstd and LZ4 compression packages, kernel updates, copy-on-write support DNF / RPM in experimental form and other features.

See the CentOS.org blog for the GIS Hyperscale Q4’2021 status report. The GIS also provides for a new version of the hyperscale kernel and support for the installer and Btrfs compatible user space, among other features supported by engineers at these large tech companies.

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