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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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Linux 3.7-rc3: Some Of You Need To Change Your Names

Linus Torvalds released the Linux 3.7-rc3 kernel on Sunday evening. There isn't much that stands out about this release, but there is a small comedic rant by Linus about the names of some kernel contributors.

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Consequences of the ext4 Bug

The Ext4 bug that was disclosed last week has so far only affected one user. Nevertheless, ext4 lead developer Ted Ts'o wants to draw the necessary conclusions from the incident...

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EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Stable Linux Kernels

As a warning for those who are normally quick to upgrade to the latest stable vanilla kernel releases, a serious EXT4 data corruption bug worked its way into the stable Linux 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6 kernel series...

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Signed Kernel Modules Support For Linux 3.7

One of the last merge requests that Linus Torvalds honored this past weekend prior to releasing Linux 3.7-rc1 as the modules pull, which added in module signing support for the Linux kernel.

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