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Fedora 18 Will Stick To Using Tmpfs

It was decided at today's FESCo meeting to not disable the mounting of /tmp as a tmpfs file-system by default for the forthcoming Fedora 18 Linux release...

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Open-Source GPU Drivers Improved For Linux 3.8

Various improvements to the major open-source Linux graphics drivers will be landing with the Linux 3.8 kernel in the months ahead...

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Gentoo Developers Start udev Fork

The developers of the eudev fork of udev plan to support the separate mounting of /usr/, which isn't possible with udev; udev inventor Greg Kroah-Hartman has criticised the approach...

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Stable Kernels 3.0.51, 3.4.18, and 3.6.6 Released

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the 3.0.51 (diffs), 3.4.18 (diffs), and 3.6.6 (diffs) stable kernels. They contain fixes throughout the tree and users should upgrade. The latter two (3.4.18, 3.6.6) contain the fix for the ext4 corruption problem that initially looked much worse than it turned out to...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.7-rc4

The 37-rc4 prepatch has been released. Linus says: "Perhaps notable just because of the noise it caused in certain circles, there's the ext4 bitmap journaling fix for the issue that caused such a ruckus. 

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