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  • [$] Explicit pinning of user-space pages

    The saga of get_user_pages() — and the problems it causes within the kernel — has been...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (knot-resolver and xen), openSUSE (kernel), and SUSE (haproxy, kernel,...

  • [$] Buffered I/O without page-cache thrashing

    Linux offers two modes for file I/O: buffered and direct. Buffered I/O passes through the kernel's...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (firefox and nss-softokn), Fedora (samba), Oracle (nss, nss-softokn, nss-util,...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for December 12, 2019

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for December 12, 2019 is available.

  • [$] Working toward securing PyPI downloads

    An effort to protect package downloads from the Python Package Index (PyPI) has resulted in a...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (crypto++ and thunderbird), Debian (cacti, freeimage, git, and...

  • Behind the One-Way Mirror (EFF) [LWN.net]

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has posted a detailed study on third-party corporate surveillance on the Internet...

  • [$] OpenBSD system-call-origin verification

    A new mechanism to help thwart return-oriented programming (ROP) and similar attacks has recently been added...

  • [$] New features for the Kubernetes scheduler

    The Kubernetes scheduler is being overhauled with a series of improvements that will introduce a new...

  • Git v2.24.1 and others [LWN.net]

    The Git project has released Git v2.24.1, v2.23.1, v2.22.2, v2.21.1, v2.20.2, v2.19.3, v2.18.2, v2.17.3, v2.16.6, v2.15.4,...

  • Google Summer of Code 2020 [LWN.net]

    Google Open Source has announced Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2020, a program that introduces university...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr, jruby, and squid3), Fedora (librabbitmq, libuv, and xpdf),...

  • Vetter: Upstream Graphics: Too Little, Too Late [LWN.net]

    Daniel Vetter has posted a summary of his LPC talk on kernel graphics drivers. "Unfortunately the...

  • [$] The end of the 5.5 merge window

    By the end of the merge window, 12,632 non-merge changesets had been pulled into the mainline...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (SDL), Debian (htmldoc, librabbitmq, nss, openjdk-7, openslp-dfsg, and phpmyadmin),...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.5-rc1 [LWN.net]

    Linus has released the 5.5-rc1 kernel prepatch and closed the merge window for this development cycle....

  • [$] Developers split over split-lock detection

    A "split lock" is a low-level memory-bus lock taken by the processor for a memory range...