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  • [$] A pair of memory-allocation improvements in 5.13

    Among the many changes merged for 5.13 can be found performance improvements throughout the kernel. This...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (python-django), Fedora (java-latest-openjdk, libopenmpt, python-yara, skopeo, thunderbird, and yara),...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 6, 2021

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 6, 2021 is available.

  • [$] A replacement for third-party cookies?

    The era of tracking users all across the web using third-party cookies is coming to a...

  • The TAB report on the UMN affair [LWN.net]

    The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board has issued its report on the submission of (intentionally and...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (cgal, exim4, and mediawiki), Fedora (axel, libmicrohttpd, libtpms, perl-Image-ExifTool,...

  • [$] Rustls: memory safety for TLS

    The movement toward using memory-safe languages, and Rust in particular, has picked up a lot of...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (bind9, chromium, exim4, and subversion), Fedora (exiv2 and skopeo),...

  • An important Exim security release [LWN.net]

    There are, it seems, 21 vulnerabilities in the Exim email server that have been fixed in...

  • Instant replay: Debugging C and C++ programs with rr (Red Hat Developer) [LWN.net]

    The Red Hat Developer Blog has posted an introduction to the rr debugger. "rr records trace...

  • [$] A "kill" button for control groups

    The kernel's control-group mechanism exists to partition processes and to provide resource guarantees (and limits) for...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (bind, GNOME, java-1.8.0-openjdk, java-11-openjdk, nss and nspr, xstream, and...

  • Some weekend stable kernels [LWN.net]

    The 5.12.1, 5.11.18, 5.10.34, and 5.4.116 stable updates have been released. These are small and relatively...

  • QEMU 6.0.0 released [LWN.net]

    Version 6.0.0 of the QEMU hardware emulator is out. "This release contains 3300+ commits from 268...

  • [$] The first half of the 5.13 merge window

    As of this writing, just over 7,800 non-merge commits have been pulled into the mainline repository...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (bind, chromium, firefox, gitlab, libupnp, nimble, opera, thunderbird,...

  • Michlmayr: Growing open-source projects with a stable foundation [LWN.net]

    Martin Michlmayr has put together a primer on managing open-source projects through their growth cycle, specifically...

  • [$] An update on the UMN affair

    On April 20, the world became aware of a research program conducted out of the University...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (ceph, jetty, kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, openvpn, and shim-unsigned-x64), Mageia...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 29, 2021

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 29, 2021 is available.

  • "Full disclosure" from the University of Minnesota [LWN.net]

    The researchers at the University of Minnesota have posted a description of the work they did...

  • [$] Rethinking Fedora's compiler policy

    Now that the Fedora 34 release is out the door, the Fedora project is turning its...

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

    Stable kernels 5.11.17, 5.10.33, 5.4.115, 4.19.189, 4.14.232, 4.9.268, and 4.4.268 have been released. They all contain...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (chromium and shibboleth-sp), Fedora (ceph and salt), Oracle (thunderbird),...

  • An Interview With Linus Torvalds: Linux and Git (Tag1) [LWN.net]

    The Tag1 Consulting site has posted an interview with Linus Torvalds. So I think the GPLv2...

  • Yocto Project 3.3 (hardknott-25.0.0) released [LWN.net]

    Yocto Project, a system to build embedded Linux distributions, released version 3.3 "Hardknott". In this version...

  • [$] Preventing information leaks from ext4 filesystems

    A filesystem's role is to store information and retrieve it in its original form on request....

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (gst-libav1.0, gst-plugins-bad1.0, gst-plugins-base1.0, and gst-plugins-ugly1.0), Fedora (kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools,...

  • Fedora Linux 34 released [LWN.net]

    The Fedora 34 release is now available. "This release features GNOME 40, the next step in...

  • GCC 11.1 released [LWN.net]

    Version 11.1 of the GCC compiler suite is out. "This release switches the default debugging format...

  • Computer security world in mourning over death of Dan Kaminsky (The Register) [LWN.net]

    The Register reports on the death of security researcher Dan Kaminsky. "Though Kaminsky rose to fame...

  • [$] Some 5.12 development statistics

    By the time the 5.12 kernel was finally released, some 13,015 non-merge changesets had been pulled...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (drupal7, gst-libav1.0, gst-plugins-bad1.0, gst-plugins-base1.0, gst-plugins-good1.0, gst-plugins-ugly1.0, jackson-databind, libspring-java, opendmarc,...

  • The 5.12 kernel has been released [LWN.net]

    Linus Torvalds has released the 5.12 kernel. "Thanks to everybody who made last week very calm...

  • A letter from the UMN researchers [LWN.net]

    The University of Minnesota researchers who have stirred up the kernel community with various types of...

  • [$] Avoiding unintended connection failures with SO_REUSEPORT

    Many of us think that we operate busy web servers; LWN's server, for example, sweats hard...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr, openjdk-8, and wpa), openSUSE (irssi, jhead, opera, and...

  • A statement on the UMN mess [LWN.net]

    Speaking for the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board, Kees Cook has posted a brief statement on...

  • Ubuntu 21.04 released [LWN.net]

    The Ubuntu 21.04 distribution release is available. "Today, Canonical released Ubuntu 21.04 with native Microsoft Active...

  • [$] Toward signed BPF programs

    The kernel's BPF virtual machine is versatile; it is possible to load BPF programs into the...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (thunderbird and wordpress), Fedora (curl, firefox, mediawiki, mingw-binutils, os-autoinst,...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 22, 2021

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 22, 2021 is available.

  • [$] Intentionally buggy commits for fame—and papers

    A buggy patch posted to the linux-kernel mailing list in early April was apparently the last...

  • Three stable kernels [LWN.net]

    Stable kernels 5.11.16, 5.10.32, and 5.4.114 have been released. They contain important fixes and users should...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr, php-pear, wordpress, and zabbix), Oracle (java-1.8.0-openjdk and java-11-openjdk),...

  • [$] Rust heads into the kernel?

    In a lengthy message to the linux-kernel mailing list, Miguel Ojeda "introduced" the Rust for Linux...

  • In the trenches with Thomas Gleixner (Linux.com) [LWN.net]

    Linux.com has published an interview with Thomas Gleixner with a focus on the realtime preemption work....

  • [$] Btrfs on zoned block devices

    Zoned block devices have some unfamiliar characteristics that result from compromises made in the name of...