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Kernel Developers Summarize Linux Storage Filesystem and Memory Management Summit

A group of three Linux kernel developers kicked off the Linux Foundation Vault storage conference on Wednesday morning by hashing out proposed changes to the kernel and the stack from the Linux Storage Filesystem and Memory Management Summit, which took place earlier in the week.

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Linux Kernel 3.18.9 Is Now an LTS (Long-Term Support) Release

Today we have some good news for all users of the Linux 3.18 kernel, as its status has been changed to LTS (Long-Term Support) on March 11, which means that it will be supported with patches for at least two more years from today. Of course, this also means that...

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal: Nicolas Dichtel and Thierry Herbelot pointed out that the directories in the /proc filesystem used a linked list to identify their files...

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Linux Adopts Conflict Resolution Code

In order to make the LKML more peaceful, the group has adopted a Code of Conduct.

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Exploiting the DRAM Rowhammer Bug to Gain Kernel Privileges

The Project Zero blog looks at the "Rowhammer" bug. "“Rowhammer” is a problem with some recent DRAM devices in which repeatedly accessing a row of memory can cause bit flips in adjacent rows. We tested a selection of laptops and found that a subset of them exhibited the problem. We...

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