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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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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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