News Category: Linux Kernel

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Jan Lübbe
Pengutronix kernel hacker Jan Lübbe summarized growing security threats in embedded Linux and outlined a plan to keep long-life devices secure and fully functional in this talk from Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Long-term Embedded Linux Maintenance Made Easier

The good old days when security breaches only happened to Windows folk are fading fast. Malware hackers and denial of service specialists are increasingly targeting out of date embedded Linux devices, and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities was the topic of several presentations at the Embedded...
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Who Contributes to the Linux Kernel?

While many people tend to think of open source projects as being developed by passionate volunteers, the Linux kernel is mostly developed by people who are paid by their employers to contribute. According to The Linux Foundation, since 2005, “some 14,000 individual developers from over 1,300...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Fourth Linux 4.10 Kernel Release Candidate, Get It Now

One more week has passed in our lives, but the development of the Linux kernel never stops, and we're now seeing the release of fourth RC (Release Candidate) build of Linux kernel 4.10, which appears to be fairly normal, yet again, bringing only a collection of assorted bug fixes and improvements...
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Linux Kernel 4.8 Reaches End of Life, Users Urged to Move to Linux 4.9 Series

After informing us about the availability of the Linux 4.8.16 kernel update a few days ago, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced earlier today the availability of a new maintenance update, which appears to be the last in the stable series. It was bound to happen sooner or later, especially now that the...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Ridiculously Small Second Linux 4.10 Release Candidate

The first day of 2017 starts off for Linux users with the release of the second RC (Release Candidate) development version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself. As expected, Linux kernel 4.10 entered development two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 4.9,...
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Chris Mason
Learn the state of Btrfs development in this interview with principal author Chris Mason.

How Facebook Uses Linux and Btrfs: An Interview with Chris Mason

Chris Mason is the principal author of Btrfs, the open source file system that’s seen as the default file system for SUSE Enterprise Linux. Mason started working on Btrfs at Oracle and then moved to Facebook where he continued to work on the file system as a member of the company’s Linux kernel...
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Linus Torvalds Announces First RC of Linux Kernel 4.10 as Christmas Present

If Santa didn't come by last night, we'd like to inform you that Linus Torvalds announced the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel as a Christmas present to Linux geeks around the world. If you're watching the Linux kernel scene, you probably know...
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Linux Weather Forecast

Welcome to the Linux Weather Forecast This page is an attempt to track ongoing developments in the Linux development community that have a good chance of appearing in a mainline kernel and/or major distributions sometime in the near future. Your "chief meteorologist" is Jonathan Corbet, Executive...
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9 Lessons From 25 Years of Linux Kernel Development

Because the Linux kernel community celebrated a quarter-century of development in 2016, many people have asked us the secret to the project's longevity and success. I usually laugh and joke that we really have no idea how we got here. The project has faced many disagreements and challenges along...
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Roaring Lionus
Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 4.9 -- aka Roaring Lionus. Here is a breakdown of some of the many changes.

Linux Kernel 4.9 Is Here, and It's the Largest Release Ever

Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 4.9 on Sunday and christened it "Roaring Lionus" in honour of the anonymous barista that flubbed his name on his morning cup of coffee. With regard to volume, this is probably the largest kernel release ever. There have been more than 16,000 non-merge changesets...
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