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Kernel Prepatch 4.4-rc3

The 4.4-rc3 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "I don't think there's anything particularly exciting, although that obviously depends on whether some particular issue ended up affecting you or not. Most of it is pretty tiny random fixups."...

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Kernel Prepatch 4.4-rc2

The second 4.4 prepatch is out for testing. Linus says: "Things are looking fairly normal in 4.4-land, with no huge surprises in rc2. There were a couple of late features: parisc hugepage support and some late slub bulk allocator patches were not only merged at the end of the week,...

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Here's An Early Linux 4.4 Kernel Spin To Play Around With On Ubuntu

Now that Linux 4.4-rc1 was released this weekend as the first development release towards Linux 4.4 with its many new features, I'm onto benchmarking it at Phoronix for articles looking at the Nouveau Kepler re-clocking changes, Radeon/Intel graphics performance too, file-system tests, and more...

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and CentOS 5 Receive an Important Kernel Update

The latest Red Hat Bug Fix Advisory (RHAB) informs users of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (RHEL) 5.x and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.x operating system about a new kernel update that fixes multiple vulnerabilities. According to the kernel bug fix advisory, two security flaws have been discovered...

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XFS In Linux 4.4 Isn't Too Exciting

Dave Chinner has now sent in the XFS file-system updates for the Linux 4.4 kernel...

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