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Stable Kernel Updates for the Weekend

The 3.12.4, 3.10.23, and 3.4.73 stable kernel updates are available. These updates contain fewer patches than their immediate predecessors, but they still have a lot of important fixes and updates.

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Garrett: Subverting Security with kexec

Matthew Garrett demonstrates how to use the kexec() system call to change parameters in a running kernel. "The beauty of this approach is that it doesn't rely on any kernel bugs - it's using kernel functionality that was explicitly designed to let you do this kind of thing (ie, run...

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Linux 3.9 Through Early Linux 3.13 Kernel Benchmarks

While I'm waiting for development activity on the Linux 3.13 kernel to settle down a bit more before delivering comprehensive benchmarks looking at the Linux 3.13 kernel performance changes across the various covered subsystems, up this morning are some early benchmarks of the Linux 3.13 Git kernel and benchmarking every...

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Btrfs Hands On: Exploring RAID and Redundancy

A look at the RAID capabilities of the btrfs Linux filesystem...

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Apple Thunderbolt Linux Hot-Plugging Support

Andreas Noever has published a set of twelve Linux kernel patches that add a driver for the Intel "Cactus Ridge" Thunderbolt controller and ultimately allows for Thunderbolt hot-plugging support on Apple hardware...

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