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The Linux 3.8 Kernel Can Save A Lot Of RAM

For certain workloads with the Linux 3.8 kernel the physical memory usage is lowered by a significant amount thanks to improvements within this kernel that's presently under development...

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A hash-based DOS attack on Btrfs

Pascal Junod has disclosed a pair of denial-of-service attacks against the Btrfs filesystem based on hash collisions. "I have created several files with random names in a directory (around 500). The time required to remove them is negligible. Then, I have created the same number of files, but giving them...

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XFS File-System Gets Fixed Up In Linux 3.8 Kernel

The Linux 3.8 kernel will bring a number of bug-fixes for the XFS file-system...

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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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