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  • [$] CAP_PERFMON — and new capabilities in general

    The perf_event_open() system call is a complicated beast, requiring a fair amount of study to master....

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (openjpeg2), Debian (cloud-init, jackson-databind, and python-reportlab), Red Hat (ksh,...

  • [$] Memory-management optimization with DAMON

    To a great extent, memory management is based on making predictions: which pages of memory will...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (netty and netty-3.9), Fedora (ceph, dovecot, poppler, and webkit2gtk3),...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 20, 2020

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for February 20, 2020 is available.

  • Stable kernel updates [LWN.net]

    Stable kernels 5.5.5, 5.4.21, and 4.19.105 have been released, with the usual set of important fixes.

  • [$] Debian discusses how to handle 2038

    At this point, most of the kernel work to avoid the year-2038 apocalypse has been completed....

  • The Linux Foundation and Harvard’s Lab for Innovation Science release census for open-source software security [LWN.net]

    The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative and Harvard University's Lab for Innovation Science have teamed up...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (firefox, java-1.7.0-openjdk, ksh, and sudo), Debian (php7.0 and python-django),...

  • [$] Finer-grained kernel address-space layout randomization

    The idea behind kernel address-space layout randomization (KASLR) is to make it harder for attackers to...

  • Cook: security things in Linux v5.4 [LWN.net]

    A bit belatedly, Kees Cook looks at some security-relevant changes in Linux 5.4 in a blog post....

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (systemd and thunderbird), Debian (clamav, libgd2, php7.3, spamassassin,...

  • [$] Filesystem UID mapping for user namespaces: yet another shiftfs

    The idea of an ID-shifting virtual filesystem that would remap user and group IDs before passing...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (evince, postgresql-9.4, and thunderbird), Fedora (ksh and libxml2), openSUSE...

  • NetBSD 9.0 released [LWN.net]

    The NetBSD 9.0 release is out. "This is the seventeenth major release of the NetBSD operating...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.6-rc2 [LWN.net]

    The 5.6-rc2 kernel prepatch is out for testing. Linus says: "More than half the rc2 patch...

  • OpenSSH 8.2 released [LWN.net]

    OpenSSH 8.2 is out. This release removes support for the ssh-rsa key algorithm, which may disrupt...

  • A set of weekend stable kernel updates [LWN.net]

    The 5.5.4, 5.4.20, 4.19.104, 4.14.171, 4.9.214, and 4.4.214 stable kernels have all been released; each contains...