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Red Hat's Dynamic Kernel Patching Project

It seems that Red Hat, too, has a project working on patching running kernels. "kpatch allows you to patch a Linux kernel without rebooting or restarting any processes. This enables sysadmins to apply critical security patches to the kernel immediately, without having to wait for long-running tasks to complete, users...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.14-rc5

The 3.14-rc5 kernel prepatch is out right on schedule. Linus says: "Not a lot. Which is just how I like it. Go verify that it all works for you."...

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Linux 3.14-rc5 Brings Stabilization To The New Kernel

The Linux 3.14-rc5 kernel was announced this afternoon by Linus Torvalds and it marks a fairly calm week for kernel development...

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Linux 3.14 Kernel File-System SSD Benchmarks

After last week delivering HDD file-system benchmarks on the in-development Linux 3.14 kernel, here are benchmarks of the Btrfs, EXT4, and F2FS file-systems from a solid-state drive.

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Intel Broadwell Gets A Temporary DRM Branch

For distribution vendors or those fortunate to have early access to Intel's forthcoming Broadwell processors, there's a temporary DRM kernel driver branch that provides new features and changes over what's currently found in the upstream Linux kernel or the drm-intel development branch...

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