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  • [$] Saying goodbye to set_fs()

    The set_fs() function dates back to the earliest days of the Linux kernel; it is a...

  • PostgreSQL 13 released

    Version 13 of the PostgreSQL database management system is out. "PostgreSQL 13 includes significant improvements to...

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (firefox, libproxy, mbedtls, samba, and zeromq), openSUSE (chromium and...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 24, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 24, 2020 is available.

  • [$] OpenPGP in Thunderbird

    It is a pretty rare event to see a nearly 21-year-old bug be addressed—many projects are...

  • Six stable kernels

    Stable kernels 5.8.11, 5.4.67, 4.19.147, 4.14.199, 4.9.237, and 4.4.237 have been released with important fixes. Users...

  • [$] Removing run-time disabling for SELinux in Fedora

    Disabling SELinux is, perhaps sadly in some ways, a time-honored tradition for users of Fedora, RHEL,...

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by openSUSE (libetpan, libqt4, lilypond, otrs, and perl-DBI), Red Hat (kernel-rt),...

  • [$] Python 3.9 is around the corner

    Python 3.9.0rc2 was released on September 17, with the final version scheduled for October 5, roughly a year...

  • [$] Accurate timestamps for the ftrace ring buffer

    The function tracer (ftrace) subsystem has become an essential part of the kernel's introspection tooling. Like...

  • Linux Journal is Back

    Linux Journal has returned under the ownership of Slashdot Media. "As Linux enthusiasts and long-time fans...

  • Firefox 81.0

    Firefox 81.0 is out. This version allows you to control media from the keyboard or headset,...

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Mageia (mysql-connector-java), openSUSE (chromium, curl, libqt4, and singularity), Red Hat...

  • Cook: Security things in Linux v5.7

    Kees Cook catches up with the security-related changes in the 5.7 kernel. "The kernel’s Linux Security...

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (inspircd and modsecurity), Fedora (chromium, cryptsetup, gnutls, mingw-libxml2, and...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.9-rc6

    The 5.9-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. "The one thing that does show up in the diffstat...

  • Precursor: an open-source mobile hardware platform

    Andrew "bunnie" Huang has announced a new project called "Precursor"; it is meant to be a...

  • [$] Four short stories about preempt_count()

    The discussion started out as a straightforward patch set from Thomas Gleixner making a minor change...

  • Bottomley: Creating a home IPv6 network

    James Bottomley has put together a detailed recounting of what it took to get IPv6 fully...

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (chromium and netbeans), Oracle (mysql:8.0 and thunderbird), SUSE...

  • Stable kernels 5.8.10, 5.4.66, and 4.19.146

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 5.8.10, 5.4.66, and 4.19.146 stable kernels. They contain...

  • GNOME's new versioning scheme

    The GNOME Project has announced a change to its version-numbering scheme; the next release will be...

  • [$] The seqcount latch lock type

    The kernel contains a wide variety of locking primitives; it can be hard to stay on...

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (dotnet3.1, kernel, mbedtls, and python35), Mageia (libraw), openSUSE (mumble),...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 17, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 17, 2020 is available.

  • [$] News from PHP: releases, features, and syntax

    As the PHP project nears its 8.0 release, which is currently slated for late November, there...

  • [$] Key signing in the pandemic era

    The pandemic has changed many things in our communities, even though distance has always played a...

  • GNOME 3.38 released

    Version 3.38 of the GNOME desktop environment is out. "This release brings a new Welcome tour,...

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (libssh, python35, and xen), Oracle (kernel), Red Hat (librepo...

  • [$] BPF in GCC

    The BPF virtual machine is being used ever more widely in the kernel, but it has...

  • Moment.js announces legacy status

    Moment.js, the de facto standard JavaScript library for date and time manipulation, has announced that "we...

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (dovecot), Debian (gnome-shell and teeworlds), Mageia (libetpan and zeromq),...

  • [$] Modernizing the tasklet API

    Tasklets offer a deferred-execution method in the Linux kernel; they have been available since the 2.3...

  • Security updates for Monday

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (thunderbird), Debian (libproxy, qemu, and wordpress), Fedora (ansible, chromium,...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.9-rc5

    The 5.9-rc5 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "So aside from the smoke from the fires,...

  • Lots of stable kernel updates

    Today's crop of stable kernel updates includes 5.8.9, 5.4.65, 4.19.145, 4.14.198, 4.9.236, and 4.4.236. Each contains...

  • [$] OpenPGP in Rust: the Sequoia project

    In 2018, three former GnuPG developers began work on Sequoia, a new implementation of OpenPGP in...

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (python-pip), Fedora (kernel, libX11, and xen), openSUSE (go1.14), Oracle...

  • [$] Android kernel notes from LPC 2020

    In its early days, the Android project experienced a high-profile disconnect with the kernel community. That...

  • Security updates for Thursday

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (ark, gnupg, go, opendmarc, and python-django), Debian (libxml2),...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 10, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for September 10, 2020 is available.

  • [$] Preparing for the realtime future

    Unlike many of the previous gatherings of the Linux realtime developers, their microconference at the virtual...

  • Stable kernel updates

    Stable kernels 5.8.8, 5.4.64, 4.19.144, and 4.14.197 have been released. They contain important fixes throughout the...

  • [$] Lua in the kernel?

    BPF is, of course, the language used for network (and other) customization in the Linux kernel,...

  • Security updates for Wednesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (grunt), Fedora (ansible and geary), openSUSE (firefox, gettext-runtime, python-Flask-Cors,...

  • Android 11 released

    Android 11 has been released with the source pushed to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP)....

  • Rosenzweig: Fun and Games with Exposure Notifications

    Alyssa Rosenzweig looks at getting the Exposure Notifications System protocol, developed by Apple and Google for...

  • GStreamer 1.18.0 released

    The GStreamer team has announced a major feature release of GStreamer. "The 1.18 release series adds...

  • [$] Conventions for extensible system calls

    The kernel does not have just one system call to rename a file; instead, there are...

  • Security updates for Tuesday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (imagemagick, lemonldap-ng, and zeromq3), Fedora (ark, cryptsetup, gnutls, kernel,...