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Defeating Memory Comparison Timing Oracles (Red Hat Security Blog)

Over at the Red Hat Security Blog, Florian Weimer looks at timing oracles in memory comparison functions and how to stop them. Timing oracles can allow attackers to extract keys or other secret data by timing code that compares input data to the secret. "Of course, there are other architectures...

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Linux 3.15 SSD File-System Benchmarks

Now that kernel development activity is settling down for the Linux 3.15 kernel, here are some benchmarks of the EXT4, XFS, F2FS, and Btrfs file-systems compared to the stable Linux 3.14 kernel performance.

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Intel Linux Developers Working On DRM Color Manager

Intel Linux developers have been pursuing work on creating a DRM color manager for Linux to standardize some interfaces related to color management for the DRM GPU drivers...

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Reiser4 Gains Support For Discard On SSDs

Just yesterday I talked about Reiser4 being updated for Linux 3.14 and now supporting multiple transaction models. For the next Reiser4 patch release it looks like discard support will be added to the file-system...

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BFS Scheduler Updated For Linux 3.14

Besides Reiser4 being updated for the Linux 3.14 kernel and being released today, the latest version of BFS was also just released for Linux 3.14 compatibility...

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