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  • [$] Simplifying the BPF verifier

    The BPF verifier is a complex program. This has the unfortunate effect of making it simultaneously...

  • [$] Improving control-flow integrity for Linux on RISC-V

    Redirecting execution flow is a common malware technique that can be used to compromise operating systems....

  • Rust 1.79.0 released [LWN.net]

    Version 1.79.0 of the Rust language has been released. Changes this time include inline const expressions,...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (firefox-esr), Fedora (nginx-mod-modsecurity, php, and tomcat), Mageia (strongswan), Oracle...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2024

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 13, 2024 is available.

  • Cockpit project releases Cockpit Files plugin [LWN.net]

    The Cockpit project has announced the first release of Cockpit Files, a plugin for Cockpit that...

  • [$] Elevating CentOS 7 to a new life

    CentOS Linux 7 was first released in July 2014, and is due to go end-of-life (EOL) on June 30....

  • Nominations are open for the PSF Board election [LWN.net]

    The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has announced that nominations are open for the PSF Board election...

  • [$] Memory sealing for the GNU C Library

    The mseal() system call allows a process to prevent any future changes to portions of its...

  • systemd 256 released [LWN.net]

    Systemd 256 has been released. As usual, the list of changes is long; see this article...

  • Three mid-week stable kernel updates [LWN.net]

    Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced another round of stable kernel updates: 6.9.4, 6.6.33, and 6.1.93 have been...

  • OpenSUSE Leap 15.6 released [LWN.net]

    The openSUSE Leap 15.6 release is available; this is intended to be the last Leap 15.x release...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by AlmaLinux (booth), Debian (cyrus-imapd and vlc), Fedora (firefox, libarchive, php,...

  • [$] Securing BPF programs before and after verification

    BPF is in a unique position in terms of security. It runs in a privileged context,...

  • Firefox 127.0 released [LWN.net]

    Version 127.0 of the Firefox browser is out. Changes include support for DNS prefetching and the...

  • [$] Dropping the page cache for filesystems

    VFS maintainer Christian Brauner led a discussion about the possibility of selectively dropping the contents of...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by AlmaLinux (ruby:3.3), Fedora (efifs, libvirt, podman-tui, prometheus-podman-exporter, and strongswan), Red...

  • [$] P4TC hits a brick wall

    P4, short for "Programming Protocol-independent Packet Processors", is a programming language aimed at networking devices; it...

  • perl v5.40.0 released [LWN.net]

    Version 5.40.0 of the Perl language has been released. "Perl 5.40.0 represents approximately 11 months of...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (galera and mariadb10.11), Mageia (0-plugins-base and plasma-workspace), Oracle (ruby:3.1...

  • Kernel prepatch 6.10-rc3 [LWN.net]

    The 6.10-rc3 kernel prepatch is out. "So things look good, the water is warm, please jump...

  • [$] Ladybird browser spreads its wings

    Ladybird is an open-source project aimed at building an independent web browser, rather than yet another...

  • Linux nftables vulnerability exploited in the wild (CrowdStrike) [LWN.net]

    According to CrowdStrike, a vulnerability in the Linux kernel's nftables code that was discovered earlier this...

  • [$] Modernizing BPF for the next 10 years

    BPF was first generalized beyond packet filtering more than a decade ago. In that time, it...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Mageia (libtiff), Oracle (cockpit, glibc, kernel, less, libxml2, linux-kernel, and...

  • [$] A generic ring buffer for the kernel

    The kernel's user-space ABI does not lack for ring buffers; they have been defined for subsystems...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by AlmaLinux (cockpit, kernel, kernel-rt, libxml2, ruby:3.1, and tomcat), Debian (libarchive,...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 6, 2024

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 6, 2024 is available.

  • [$] Measuring and improving buffered I/O

    There are two types of file I/O on Linux, buffered I/O, which goes through the page...

  • Kali Linux 2024.2 released [LWN.net]

    Version 2024.2 of the Kali Linux penetration testing distribution has been released. This release includes an...

  • FreeBSD 14.1 released [LWN.net]

    Version 14.1 of FreeBSD has been released. This is the second release of the 14.x stable...

  • [$] Rethinking the PostgreSQL CommitFest model

    Many years ago, the PostgreSQL project started holding regular CommitFests to help tackle the work of...

  • [$] Removing GFP_NOFS

    The GFP_NOFS flag is meant for kernel memory allocations that should not cause a call into...

  • The state of SourceHut [LWN.net]

    Drew DeVault has published an update about the state of the SourceHut software development platform and...

  • [$] Comparing BPF performance between implementations

    Alan Jowett returned for a second remote presentation at the 2024 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory Management,...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (deepin-qt5integration, deepin-qt5platform-plugins, dotnet8.0, dwayland, fcitx-qt5, fcitx5-qt, gammaray, kddockwidgets, keepassxc,...

  • Mike Karels has passed away [LWN.net]

    We have just received the sad news that longtime core BSD developer Mike Karels has died;...

  • Incus 6.2 released [LWN.net]

    Version 6.2 of the Incus container-management system is out. "This release contains the second wave of...

  • New site feature: comment subthread hiding [LWN.net]

    In the recent discussion on commenting at LWN, several readers asked for the ability to hide...

  • [$] Handling the NFS change attribute

    The saga of the i_version field for inodes, which tracks the occurrence of changes to the...

  • [$] An instruction-level BPF memory model

    There are few topics as arcane as memory models, so it was a pleasant surprise when...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Mageia (chromium-browser-stable, git, libreoffice, microcode, python-requests, webkit2, and wireshark), Oracle...

  • LyX 2.4.0 Released [LWN.net]

    Version 2.4.0 of the LyX document processor has been released. LyX is a "What You See...

  • [$] Debian's /tmpest in a teapot

    Debian had a major discussion about mounting /tmp as a RAM-based tmpfs in 2012 but inertia...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by AlmaLinux (python39:3.9 and python39-devel:3.9 and ruby:3.0), Debian (chromium, gst-plugins-base1.0, and...

  • Kernel prepatch 6.10-rc2 [LWN.net]

    The second 6.10 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "Nothing feels particularly odd, but rc2 is...

  • Fedora Linux 40 election results [LWN.net]

    The Fedora Project has announced the results of the Fedora Linux 40 election cycle. Four seats...

  • Opt Green: KDE Eco's New Sustainable Software Project [LWN.net]

    KDE Eco, a KDE project focused on reducing software's environmental impact, has announced its Opt Green...

  • [$] One more pidfdfs surprise

    The "pidfdfs" virtual filesystem was added to the 6.9 kernel release as a way to export...

  • CFP: the 2024 Kernel Maintainers Summit [LWN.net]

    The 2024 Kernel Maintainers Summit will happen on September 17 in Vienna, Austria; it is an invitation-only...