News Category: Linux Kernel

LinuxCon to Showcase Linux at 25 and How It's Evolved

Linux users are set to assemble for the annual LinuxCon event, this time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the technology and how it's changed. The first time I met Jim Zemlin in person was 10 years ago, when he spoke in front of a small audience at the LinuxWorld Canada event in April 2006. At...
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Linux at 25: An Ecosystem, Not Only an OS

InfoWorld celebrates the 25th birthday of Linux -- and the new generation of open source projects Linux enabled. Today Linux has expanded far beyond its conquest of the server market. If you include Android, which is built around the Linux kernel, not to mention embedded Linux devices from TVs to...
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Linus Torvalds Announces a Fairly Small Third Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate

Yes, it's Sunday, and yes, Linus Torvalds has just announced the availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) development milestone towards the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series. According to Linus Torvalds, the third Release Candidate build of Linux kernel 4.8 consists of approximately 60% updated...
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It's Time to Say Goodbye to Linux 4.6

'Please move to 4.7.1 now,' the kernel's lead maintainer says. If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade. Greg Kroah-Hartman on Tuesday announced the arrival of Linux 4.6.7 and made it clear...
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The Linux kernel 4.7 release was a pretty leisurely, which Linus Torvalds attributes to "summer in the northern hemisphere."

Linux Kernel 4.7 Offers New Support for Virtual Devices, Drivers, and More

So, Linux kernel 4.7 is here. The release happened July 24, just over 10 weeks after the release of 4.6 and two weeks after the final release candidate (4.7-rc7). This release cycle was slightly longer than usual due to Torvalds traveling commitments. That said, the last sprint was a pretty...
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Linux 4.8 Bringing Intel MPX Enhancements, Work Towards Virtually Mapped Kernel Stacks

Ingo Molnar sent in his pull requests on Monday for the Linux 4.8 kernel. Among the interesting material this cycle were the x86/mm changes with some notable commits.The x86 memory management work for Linux 4.8 includes prep work for supporting virtually mapped kernel stacks, a workaround for...
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Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

The fourth major new Linux kernel of 2016 is now out with the debut today of Linux 4.7. The Linux 4.7 kernel follows Linux 4.6, which debuted on May 15. Among the new features that are included in Linux 4.7 is the LoadPin Linux Security Module "This LSM enforces that kernel-loaded files (modules,...
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Linux Kernel 4.1.28 LTS Is a Massive Update with XFS, MIPS and ARM Improvements

Linux kernel developer Sasha Levin has announced the release of the twenty-eighth maintenance update for the Linux 4.1 long-term supported kernel series, version 4.1.28. Linux kernel 4.1.28 LTS has been in development for the past three weeks since the June 23 debut of the previous maintenance...
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Linux 4.7 Delayed

Linus Torvalds' travel plans mean version 4.7 of the Linux kernel will be delayed by a week. “We've had a nicely calm week, which is what I expected - the last rc really was bigger just due to random timing issues, and not some worrying pattern about this release cycle,” Torvalds wrote on Sunday.”...
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Greg Kroah-Hartman provides an overview of Linux kernel maintenance and development to the Kubernetes team.

Greg Kroah-Hartman Tells Google's Kubernetes Team How to Go Faster

What has 21 million lines of code, 4000 contributors, and more changes per day than most software projects have in months, or even years? The Linux kernel, of course. In this video, Greg Kroah-Hartman provides an inside view of how the largest, fastest software project of all absorbs so many...
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