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  • The 5.18 kernel has been released [LWN.net]

    Linus has released the 5.18 kernel. "No unexpected nasty surprises this last week, so here we...

  • [$] Preserving guest memory across kexec

    The final session in the memory-management track at the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF...

  • [$] Fixing a race in hugetlbfs

    As the memory-management track at the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF Summit (LSFMM) neared...

  • [$] get_user_pages() and COW, 2022 edition

    The numerous correctness problems with the kernel's get_user_pages() functionality have been a fixture at the Linux...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (kernel), Debian (ark, openldap, and thunderbird), Fedora (freetype and...

  • Rust 1.61.0 released [LWN.net]

    Version 1.61.0 of the Rust language has been released. Changes this time around include more flexibility...

  • [$] Cleaning up dying control groups, 2022 edition

    Control groups are a useful system-management feature, but they can also consume a lot of resources,...

  • [$] CXL 2: Pooling, sharing, and I/O-memory resources

    During the final day of the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF Summit (LSFMM), attention...

  • Huang: Rust: A Critical Retrospective [LWN.net]

    Andrew 'bunnie' Huang has posted an extensive review of the Rust language derived from the experience...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (microcode_ctl, rubygem-nokogiri, and vim), Mageia (htmldoc, python-django, and python-oslo-utils),...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 19, 2022

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 19, 2022 is available.

  • LWN is hiring [LWN.net]

    LWN does its best to provide comprehensive coverage of the free-software development community, but there is...

  • [$] Unique identifiers for NFS

    In a combined filesystem and storage session at the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF...

  • openSUSE Leap Micro 5.2 released [LWN.net]

    OpenSUSE Leap Micro is a new distribution, described as "an ultra-reliable, lightweight operating system built for...

  • [$] Snapshots, inodes, and filesystem identifiers

    A longstanding problem with Btrfs subvolumes and duplicate inode numbers was the topic of a late-breaking...

  • Yet another set of stable kernel updates [LWN.net]

    The 5.17.9, 5.15.41, 5.10.117, 5.4.195, 4.19.244, 4.14.280, and 4.9.315 stable kernel updates have all been released;...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (elog, needrestart, openssl, and waitress), Fedora (curl, libxml2, slurm,...

  • [$] Bringing bcachefs to the mainline

    Bcachefs is a longstanding out-of-tree filesystem that grew out of the bcache caching layer that has...

  • [$] Sharing page tables with mshare()

    The Linux kernel allows processes to share pages in memory, but the page tables used to...

  • Inkscape 1.2 released [LWN.net]

    Version 1.2 of the Inkscape drawing tool has been released. New features include multi-page support, editable...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (cifs-utils, ffmpeg, libxml2, and vim), Fedora (rsyslog), Mageia (chromium-browser-stable),...

  • [$] Dynamically allocated pseudo-filesystems

    It is perhaps unusual to have a kernel tracing developer leading a filesystem session, Steven Rostedt...

  • SFC v. Vizio remanded back to California state courts [LWN.net]

    Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) has announced that it succeeded with its motion in US Federal Court...

  • [$] The netfslib helper library

    A new helper library for network filesystems, called netfslib, was the subject of a filesystem session...

  • Security updates for Monday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by CentOS (gzip, java-1.8.0-openjdk, java-11-openjdk, and zlib), Debian (adminer, htmldoc, imagemagick,...

  • Kernel prepatch 5.18-rc7 [LWN.net]

    The 5.18-rc7 kernel prepatch has been released for testing. Linus says: "So things continue to be...

  • Sunday's stable kernels [LWN.net]

    The 5.17.8, 5.15.40, 5.10.116, 5.4.194, 4.19.243, 4.14.279, and 4.9.314 stable kernels have been released; each contains...

  • [$] Proactive reclaim for tiered memory and more

    Memory reclaim in Linux is largely a reactive practice; the kernel tries to find memory it...

  • [$] CXL 1: Management and tiering

    Compute Express Link (CXL) is an upcoming memory technology that is clearly on the minds of...

  • Security updates for Friday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (chromium, postgresql-11, postgresql-13, and waitress), Fedora (curl, java-1.8.0-openjdk-aarch32, keylime,...

  • [$] Merging the multi-generational LRU

    Many types of kernel changes can be hammered into shape on the mailing lists. There are...

  • AlmaLinux 8.6 released [LWN.net]

    Just one day after the RHEL 8.6 release, AlmaLinux 8.6 Stable has been released. See the release notes...

  • A big crop of new stable kernels [LWN.net]

    Seven new stable kernels were released: 5.17.7, 5.15.39, 5.10.115, 5.4.193, 4.19.242, 4.14.278, and 4.9.313. As usual,...

  • [$] Solutions for direct-map fragmentation

    The kernel's "direct map" makes the entirety of a system's physical memory available in the kernel's...

  • Security updates for Thursday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Fedora (microcode_ctl, mingw-SDL2_ttf, seamonkey, and thunderbird), Mageia (cifs-utils, gerbv, golang,...

  • [$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 12, 2022

    The LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 12, 2022 is available.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 released [LWN.net]

    On May 10, Red Hat announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 (RHEL 9). Not surprisingly,...

  • NVIDIA Transitioning To Official, Open-Source Linux GPU Kernel Driver (Phoronix) [LWN.net]

    Phoronix reports that the days of proprietary NVIDIA graphics drivers are coming to a close. NVIDIA's...

  • [$] Changing filesystem resize patterns

    In a filesystem session at the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF Summit (LSFMM), Ted...

  • [$] Better tools for out-of-memory debugging

    Out-of-memory (OOM) situations are dreaded by users, system administrators, and kernel developers alike. Usually, all that...

  • The 2022 Python Language Summit (PSF blog) [LWN.net]

    Over on the Python Software Foundation (PSF) blog, Alex Waygood has a report from this year's...

  • [$] Seeking an API for protection keys supervisor

    Memory protection keys are a CPU feature that allows additional access restrictions to be imposed on...

  • The malicious "rustdecimal" crate [LWN.net]

    The Rust Blog warns developers of a malicious crate named rustdecimal, which was evidently targeted at...

  • Security updates for Wednesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (mutt), Fedora (blender, freerdp, kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, mingw-freetype, and...

  • [$] Page pinning and filesystems

    It would have been surprising indeed if the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF Summit...

  • [$] Recent RCU changes

    In a combined filesystem and memory-management session at the 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF...

  • [$] The state of memory-management development

    The 2022 Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory-management and BPF Summit (LSFMM) was the first chance for Linux...

  • Fedora 36 released [LWN.net]

    The Fedora 36 release is now available. Improvements include GNOME 42, Wayland support by default on systems...

  • [$] Improving memory-management documentation

    Like much of the kernel, the memory-management subsystem is under-documented, and much of the documentation that...

  • Security updates for Tuesday [LWN.net]

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (kicad and qemu), Fedora (thunderbird), Oracle (expat), Red Hat...