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Kernel Prepatch 2.6.37-rc4

Linus has released the 2.6.37-rc4 prepatch. "As suspected, spending most of the week in Japan made some kernel developers break out in gleeful shouts of 'let's send Linus patches when he is jet-lagged, and see if we can confuse him even more than usual'. As a result -rc4 has about...

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Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 10.10 Server

Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tool that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and...

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Kernel prepatch 2.6.37-rc3

The 2.6.37-rc3 prepatch is out. "And I have to say, I'm pretty happy with how quiet things have been. Of course, maybe people are just lying low, waiting to ambush me next week with a flood of patches when I'm gone in Japan, all in order to try to be...

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Kernel Prepatch 2.6.36-rc5

Linus has released the 2.6.36-rc5 prepatch, one day later than he had intended.

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Stable Kernel Updates

Greg has released three stable kernel updates: 2.6.27.54, 2.6.32.22 and 2.6.35.5. There aren't many changes to 2.6.27.54. That series will not be supported much longer. Both 2.6.32.22 and 2.6.35.5 have a fix for a really nasty sigreturn bug on ARM systems, among other changes. Users of these kernel series must...

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