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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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Linux Developers Still Reject NVIDIA Using DMA-BUF

Going back to the beginning of this year there's been talk of NVIDIA looking at Optimus support for Linux and in August they confirmed they were working on NVIDIA Optimus Linux support. As part of their Optimus Linux implementation they want to use DMA-BUF for the multi-GPU interactions just like...

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Btrfs Gets New Features In Linux 3.7

Chris Mason sent in a large Btrfs file-system pull request for the Linux 3.7 kernel...

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