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  • [$] Android wallpaper fingerprints

    Uniquely identifying users so that they can be tracked as they go about their business on...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (php7.3 and php7.4), Mageia (kernel and kernel-linus), openSUSE (chromium...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.15-rc7 [LWN.net]

    The 5.15-rc7 kernel prepatch is out, rather later than would have normally been expected due to...

  • [$] Replacing congestion_wait()

    Memory management is a balancing act in a number of ways. The kernel must balance the...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (faad2 and mailman), Fedora (java-11-openjdk, libzapojit, nodejs, python-reportlab, vim,...

  • [$] Synchronized GPU priority scheduling

    Since the early days, Unix-like systems have implemented the concept of process priorities, where higher-priority processes...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (apache, chromium, nodejs, nodejs-lts-erbium, nodejs-lts-fermium, and virtualbox), Fedora...

  • You Can Now Directly Read Data Logs From Tesla Vehicles (Jalopnik) [LWN.net]

    The Jalopnik automotive site has posted an article on a (relatively) new set of open-source tools...

  • Announcing Rust 1.56.0 and Rust 2021 [LWN.net]

    The Rust language project has announced the release of stable version 1.56.0 and the Rust 2021 edition....

  • Notes from the 2021 Git Contributors' Summit [LWN.net]

    For those who are curious about where the development of Git is headed: Johannes Schindelin has...

  • [$] Controlling the CPU scheduler with BPF

    While the BPF virtual machine has been supported by Linux for most of the kernel's existence,...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (python-babel, squashfs-tools, and uwsgi), Fedora (gfbgraph and rust-coreos-installer), Mageia...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 21, 2021

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 21, 2021 is available.

  • [$] Empowering users of GPL software

    A new style of GPL-enforcement lawsuit was filed on October 19 by Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) against...

  • Stable kernel updates [LWN.net]

    Stable kernels 5.14.14, 5.10.75, 5.4.155, 4.19.213, and 4.14.252 have been released. They all contain important fixes...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (ffmpeg, smarty3, and strongswan), Fedora (udisks2), openSUSE (flatpak, strongswan,...

  • How a simple Linux kernel memory corruption bug can lead to complete system compromise (Project Zero) [LWN.net]

    Over at the Project Zero blog, Jann Horn has a lengthy post on a kernel bug,...

  • [$] Moving toward Qubes OS 4.1

    On October 11, the first release candidate for Qubes OS version 4.1 was announced. Qubes OS is a security-oriented...

  • SFC files suit against Vizio over GPL violations [LWN.net]

    Software Freedom Conservancy has announced that it filed suit against TV maker Vizio over "repeated failures...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (redmine and strongswan), Fedora (containerd, fail2ban, grafana, moby-engine, and...

  • [$] A disagreement over get_mm_exe_file()

    Differences of opinion over which kernel symbols should be exported to loadable modules have been anything...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (amd64-microcode, libreoffice, linux-4.19, and nghttp2), Fedora (chromium, libopenmpt, vim,...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.15-rc6 [LWN.net]

    The 5.15-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. "I'd love to say that it's all looking average, but...

  • A set of stable kernels [LWN.net]

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has released the 5.14.13, 5.10.74, 5.4.154, 4.19.212, 4.14.251, 4.9.287, and 4.4.289 stable kernel updates....

  • [$] Possible changes to Debian's decision-making processes

    The name Debian brings to mind a Linux distribution, but the Debian project is far more...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (squashfs-tools, tomcat9, and wordpress), Fedora (openssh), openSUSE (kernel, mbedtls,...

  • Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) released [LWN.net]

    The latest release of the Ubuntu Linux distribution is out: Ubuntu 21.10, code named "Impish Indri"....

  • Devuan 4.0 (Chimaera) released [LWN.net]

    Version 4.0 of the Devuan distribution has been released; it is code-named Chimaera. This release is...

  • [$] A viable solution for Python concurrency

    Concerns over the performance of programs written in Python are often overstated — for some use...

  • Plasma 25th Anniversary Edition released [LWN.net]

    The KDE project is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a special release of the Plasma desktop....

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Mageia (golang, grilo, mediawiki, plib, python-flask-restx, python-mpmath, thunderbird, and xstream/xmlpull/mxparser),...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 14, 2021

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 14, 2021 is available.

  • [$] Scrutinizing bugs found by syzbot

    The syzbot kernel-fuzzing system finds an enormous number of bugs, but, since many of them may...

  • Four stable kernels [LWN.net]

    Stable kernels 5.14.12, 5.10.73, 5.4.153, and 4.19.211 have been released with important fixes. Users of those...

  • [$] Digging into Julia's package system

    We recently looked at some of the changes and new features arriving with the upcoming version 1.7...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (flatpak and ruby2.3), Fedora (flatpak, httpd, mediawiki, redis, and...

  • [$] A QEMU case study in grappling with software complexity

    There are many barriers to producing software that is reliable and maintainable over the long term....

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr, hiredis, and icu), Fedora (kernel), Mageia (libreoffice), openSUSE...

  • A study of data collection by Android devices [LWN.net]

    A group of researchers at Trinity College in Dublin has released the results of a study...

  • [$] The intersection of modules, GKI, and rocket science

    One does not normally expect a lot of controversy around a patch series that makes changes...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (apache2, mediawiki, neutron, and tiff), Fedora (chromium, dr_libs, firefox,...

  • Jörg Schilling is gone [LWN.net]

    Jörg Schilling, a longtime free-software developer, has passed on. Most people will remember him from his...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.15-rc5 [LWN.net]

    The 5.15-rc5 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "So things continue to look quite normal, and...

  • A set of stable kernels [LWN.net]

    The 5.14.11, 5.10.72, 5.4.152, 4.19.210, 4.14.250, 4.9.286, and 4.4.288 stable kernel updates have all been released;...

  • [$] Pulling slabs out of struct page

    For the time being, the effort to add the folio concept to the memory-management subsystem appears...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (libssh), Mageia (firefox), Slackware (httpd), SUSE (xen), and Ubuntu...

  • Stable kernels 5.14.10 and 4.4.287 [LWN.net]

    Stable kernels 5.14.10 and 4.4.287 have been released. 5.14.10 is a standard stable release, with fixes...

  • [$] A rough start for ksmbd

    Among the many new features pulled into the mainline during the 5.15 merge window is the...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr), Mageia (cockpit, fail2ban, libcryptopp, libss7, nodejs, opendmarc, and...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 7, 2021

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for October 7, 2021 is available.