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  • [$] Hastening process cleanup with process_mrelease()

    One of the fundamental invariants of computing is that, regardless of how much memory is installed...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (aspell, intel-microcode, krb5, rabbitmq-server, and ruby-actionpack-page-caching), Fedora (chromium, containernetworking-plugins,...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.14-rc3 [LWN.net]

    The third 5.14 kernel prepatch is out for testing. Here we are, a week later. After...

  • Some weekend stable kernels [LWN.net]

    The 5.13.5, 5.10.53, and 5.4.135 stable kernels have been released; each contains another set of important...

  • K-9 5.800 released [LWN.net]

    After a long pause, the K-9 Android mail client project has released version 5.800. "The user...

  • [$] Using DAMON for proactive reclaim

    The DAMON patch set was first covered here in early 2020; this work, now in its...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (chromium, curl, impacket, jdk11-openjdk, jre-openjdk, jre-openjdk-headless, jre11-openjdk-headless, kernel,...

  • [$] The core of the -stable debate

    Disagreements over which patches should find their way into stable updates are not new — or...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (pillow and redis), Fedora (kernel-headers, kernel-tools, kernelshark, libbpf, libtraceevent,...

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

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

  • [$] The Sequoia seq_file vulnerability

    A local root hole in the Linux kernel, called Sequoia, was disclosed by Qualys on July 20....

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (ant, code, dino, firefox-ublock-origin, go, libuv, nextcloud-app-mail, nodejs-lts-erbium,...

  • Rosenzweig: Reverse-engineering the Mali G78 [LWN.net]

    Alyssa Rosenzweig goes into the details of the reverse-engineering of the Mali "Valhall" GPU instruction set....

  • [$] Tor gets financial support for Arti development

    There is a lot of buzz around the Rust programming language these days—which strikes some folks...

  • Stockfish sues ChessBase [LWN.net]

    The Stockfish project, which distributes a chess engine under GPLv3, has announced the filing of a...

  • Another pile of stable kernel updates [LWN.net]

    The 5.13.4, 5.12.19, 5.10.52, 5.4.134, 4.19.198, 4.14.240, 4.9.276, and 4.4.276 stable updates have all been released....

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (kernel, libjdom1-java, rabbitmq-server, and systemd), Fedora (glibc), Gentoo (libpano13,...

  • A local root kernel vulnerability [LWN.net]

    Commit 8cae8cd89f05 went into the mainline kernel repository on July 19; it puts a limit on the...

  • [$] Descriptorless files for io_uring

    The lowly file descriptor is one of the fundamental objects in Linux systems. A file descriptor,...

  • A GPIO driver in Rust [LWN.net]

    As an example of what a "real" device driver in Rust would look like, Wedson Almeida...

  • Stable kernel updates [LWN.net]

    Stable kernels 5.13.3, 5.12.18, 5.10.51, and 5.4.133 have been released. They all contain important fixes and...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (chromium, firefox, mbedtls, nextcloud, python-pillow, ruby, ruby2.6, ruby2.7,...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.14-rc2 [LWN.net]

    The 5.14-rc2 kernel prepatch is out for testing. Linus says: At least in pure number of...

  • [$] NUMA policy and memory types

    Non-uniform memory access (NUMA) systems have an architecture that attaches memory to "nodes" within the system....

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (firefox), Debian (firefox-esr), Fedora (linuxptp), Gentoo (commons-collections), Mageia (aom,...

  • [$] GitHub is my copilot

    Your editor has worked in the computing field for rather longer than he cares to admit;...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr and php7.0), Fedora (firefox, mingw-djvulibre, and seamonkey), Gentoo...

  • Nguyen: CVE-2021-22555: Turning \x00\x00 into 10000$ [LWN.net]

    For those who appreciate detailed descriptions of how to exploit a kernel vulnerability, this report on...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 15, 2021

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 15, 2021 is available.

  • [$] Planning the CentOS 8 endgame

    CentOS 8 is reaching its end of life (EOL) at the end of 2021, though it was...

  • Some massive stable kernel updates [LWN.net]

    The 5.13.2, 5.12.17, 5.10.50, and 5.4.132 stable kernel updates are out. They are huge; when asked...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (xstream), Debian (linuxptp), Fedora (glibc and krb5), Gentoo (pillow...

  • [$] Copyleft-next and the kernel

    The Linux kernel is, as a whole, licensed under the GPLv2, but various parts and pieces...

  • Firefox 90 released [LWN.net]

    Version 90 of the Firefox browser is out. The headline feature this time around, beyond working...

  • Tails 4.20 is out [LWN.net]

    Tails is a privacy focused distribution and Tails 4.20 "completely changes how to connect to the Tor...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (sogo), Fedora (libvirt), Gentoo (polkit), Mageia (binutils, freeradius, guile1.8,...

  • [$] The conclusion of the 5.14 merge window

    The 5.14 merge window closed with the 5.14-rc1 release on July 11. By that time, some 12,981...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (djvulibre), Gentoo (connman, gnuchess, openexr, and xen), openSUSE (arpwatch,...

  • Solus 4.3 released [LWN.net]

    Version 4.3 of the Solus "home computing" distribution has been released. "This release delivers new desktop...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.14-rc1 [LWN.net]

    Linus has released 5.14-rc1 and closed the merge window for this development cycle: On the whole,...

  • Some weekend stable kernels [LWN.net]

    The 5.12.16, 5.10.49, 5.4.131, 4.19.197, 4.14.239, 4.9.275, and 4.4.275 stable kernels have been released. Each contains...

  • Security updates for Saturday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (gitlab, nodejs, openexr, php, php7, rabbitmq, ruby-addressable, and...

  • Announcing Arti, a pure-Rust Tor implementation (Tor blog) [LWN.net]

    The Tor project, which provides tools for internet privacy and anonymity, has announced a rewrite of...

  • [$] Syncing all the things

    Computing devices are wonderful; they surely must be, since so many of us have so many...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (apache2 and scilab), Fedora (chromium and perl-Mojolicious), Gentoo (inspircd,...

  • [$] Another misstep for Audacity

    While it has often been said that there is no such thing as bad publicity, the...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (linuxptp), Fedora (kernel and php), Gentoo (bladeenc, blktrace, jinja,...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 8, 2021

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 8, 2021 is available.

  • [$] Rust for Linux redux

    On July 4, the Rust for Linux project posted another version of its patch set adding...

  • Four 5.x stable kernels [LWN.net]

    Sasha Levin has released stable kernels 5.13.1, 5.12.15, 5.10.48, and 5.4.130. They all contain a small...