News Category: Linux Kernel

Facebook Open-Sources New Suite of Linux Kernel Components and Tools

Today, we are announcing a suite of open source Linux kernel components and related tools that address critical fleet management issues. These include resource control, resource utilization, workload isolation, load balancing, measuring, monitoring, and much more. Kernel and kernel application...
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Internationalizing the Kernel

At a time when many companies are rushing to internationalize their products and services to appeal to the broadest possible market, the Linux kernel is actively resisting that trend, although it already has taken over the broadest possible marketthe infrastructure of the entire world. David...
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​Linus Torvalds Talks About Coming Back to Work on Linux

While in Edinburgh, I caught up with Linus Torvalds. He confided his thoughts about returning to Linux, the Code of Conduct, and some software, BPF, which is fundamentally changing how the Linux kernel and user space work together. Linus Torvalds quietly met with Linux's top 40 or so developers at...
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​Revised Linux Code of Conduct is Now Officially Part of Linux

Some organizations might not include their Code of Conductin the software source code tree, but the Linux developers aren't your ordinary group. In the Linux 4.19 announcement, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux's leader for this release and maintainer of the stable branch, added in the Code of Conduct and...
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LinuxBoot for Servers: Enter Open Source, Goodbye Proprietary UEFI

LinuxBoot is an Open Source alternative to Proprietary UEFI firmware. It was released last year and is now being increasingly preferred by leading hardware manufacturers as default firmware. Last year, LinuxBoot was warmly welcomedinto the Open Source family by The Linux Foundation. This project...
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Dealing with printk()

It's odd that printk() would pose so many problems for kernel development, given that it's essentially just a replacement for printf() that doesn't require linking the standard C library into the kernel. And yet, it's famously a mess, full of edge cases, corner cases, deadlocks, race conditions and...
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Support for a LoRaWAN Subsystem

Sometimes kernel developers find themselves competing with each other to get their version of a particular feature into the kernel. But sometimes developers discover they've been working along very similar lines, and the only reason they hadn't been working together was that they just didn't know...
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Linux weather forecast
Linux "chief meteorologist" Jonathan Corbet shares the current conditions for Linux kernel development.

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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Linus Torvalds Talks Frankly About Intel Security Bugs

At The Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit North America in Vancouver, Linus Torvalds, Linux's creator, and Dirk Hohndel, VMware VP and chief open source officer, had a wide-ranging conversation about Linux security, open-source developer, and quantum computing. Torvalds would really like his...
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Is the Linux 4.18 Kernel Heading Your Way?

How soon the 4.18 kernel lands on your system or network depends a lot on which Linux distributions you use. It may be heading your way or you may already be using it. If you have ever wondered whether the same kernel is used in all Linux distributions, the answer is that all Linux distributions...
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