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Btrfs RAID Support For RAID 5/6 Is Improving

Of the RAID 0/1/5/6/1+0 levels supported natively by the Btrfs file-system, it's been the RAID 5 and RAID 6 implementations that have been deemed experimental and not yet production ready. Fortunately, that may soon be changing with some fresh Btrfs tool patches...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.18-rc5

Linus has released the 3.18-rc5 prepatch. "So we still have a few pending issues, but things look fairly normal. We've still got a few weeks to go before final, and the more you can test, the better off we'll be."...

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Stable Kernel Updates

Greg Kroah-Hartman has released three stable kernels; 3.17.3, 3.14.24, and 3.10.60. All of them contain lots of important fixes throughout the tree.

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Hardware errors are tough to code for. In some cases, they're impossible to code for. A particular brand of hardware error is the Machine-Check Exception (MCE), which means a CPU has a problem. On Windows systems, it's one of the causes of the Blue Screen of Death. more>>...

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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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