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New Kernel Live Patching Combines kGraft & Kpatch

Back in February SUSE unveiled a new means of live Linux kernel patching, kGraft, compared to the existing Ksplice. One month later, Red Hat unveiled their own solution that happened to be under development at the same time, Kpatch. Since both of them have been out, both have pursued mainline...

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Kernel prepatch 3.18-rc3

The third 3.18 prepatch is out there for testing. Linus complained that things aren't slowing down as he would like, but doesn't seem too worried.

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Systemd Gets PPPoE Support

The latest library added to systemd is for the Point-to-point protocol over Ethernet...

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Linux 3.16.y.z Extended Stable Support

The Ubuntu kernel team has announced that they will be providing extended support for the 3.16 kernel series. The team will pick up where Greg Kroah-Hartman left off, with 3.16.7, and will provide support until April 2016.

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Stable Kernels 3.17.2, 3.16.7, 3.14.23, and 3.10.59

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of four new stable kernels.

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