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Kernel Prepatch 3.16-rc7

Linus has released 3.16-rc7. "We obviously *do* have various real fixes in here, but none of them look all that special or worrisome. And rc7 is finally noticeable smaller than previous rc's, so we clearly are calming down. So unlike my early worries, this might well be the last rc,...

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Kernel Prepatch 3.16-rc6

The 3.16-rc6 release is out, and Linus is starting to think that things are still too active. "Anyway, rc6 still isn't all *that* big, so I'm not exactly worried, but I am getting to the point where I'm going to start calling people names and shouting at you if you...

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KernelASan: Bringing Address Sanitizer To The Linux Kernel

Work being done by Samsung and other Linux stakeholders is bringing the Address Sanitizer capabilities found in GCC as being useful for detecting potential memory issues within the Linux kernel...

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Faults in Linux 2.6

Six researchers (including Julia Lawall of the Coccinelle project) have just released a paper [PDF] (abstract) that looks at the faults in the 2.6 kernel. "In August 2011, Linux entered its third decade. Ten years before, Chou et al. published a study of faults found by applying a static analyzer to Linux versions 1.0 through 2.4.1. A major result of their work was that the drivers directory contained up to 7 times more of...

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2014 Linux Security Summit Schedule Published

James Morris has a blog post announcing that the schedule for this year's Linux Security Summit (LSS) is now available. It starts with a keynote from James Bottomley of Parallels, then there are seven refereed talks, as well as other sessions: "Discussion session topics include Trusted Kernel Lock-down Patch Series,...

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