News Category: Linux Kernel

A Proper TSN Driver Is Being Worked On For The Linux Kernel (Time Sensitive Networking)

Henrik Austad of Cisco has published very early code for implementing a TSN core driver in the Linux kernel. TSN is short for Time Sensitive Networking and was formerly known as Audio/Video Bridging (AVB). TSN is designed for establishing low-latency, jitter-free, guaranteed-bandwidth links over a...
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Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.7 RC3 with a Fix for an NFS Issue

It's Sunday, again, so Linus Torvalds has announced the general availability of a new RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel, which users can take for a test drive as we speak. Linux 4.7-rc3 is the third Release Candidate version in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.7,...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC1 with a Big Change to the VFS Layer

It's Sunday, and it has been two weeks since the release of the Linux 4.6 kernel, so the time has come for Linus Torvalds to introduce us to the development cycle of the next major kernel branch. Yes, we're talking about Linux kernel 4.7, which has just received its first Release Candidate (RC)...
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Year 2038 Fixes Still Being Worked On for The Linux Kernel

The Linux kernel has been working on many Year 2038 fixes for a while now but the work is not over. Another pull request was sent in for the Linux 4.7 kernel in trying to prepare the VFS layer with Y2038 fixes. Arnd Bergmann has submitted a batch of Y2038 fixes for the Linux 4.7 merge window for...
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Linux kernel 4.6 “Charred Weasel” has a number of interesting changes.
Linus Torvalds christened the Linux kernel 4.6 release "Charred Weasel" in a homage to the poor animal that recently perished after it gnawed through an electrical cord and shut down the particle accelerator at the Large Hadron Collider.

Linus Torvalds Ships "Fairly Big" Linux Kernel 4.6 Release

Linus Torvalds this week released the final code for version 4.6 of the Linux kernel. This release comes two months after the previous 4.5 version and has gone through seven release candidates. “The 4.6 kernel on the whole was a fairly big release - more commits than we've had in a while,”...
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Greg Kroah-Hartman Linux Kernel Maintainer
Greg Kroah-Hartman is a superstar in the open source world. He is a Linux Foundation Fellow.

Greg KH: Update to Linux Kernel 4.6 for New Security Features

Greg Kroah-Hartman is a superstar in the open source world. He is a Linux Foundation Fellow and the maintainer of the stable branch of the Linux kernel, the staging subsystem, USB, Linux drivers, userspace I/O, TTY layer...the list of his work is quite long. He was also the creator of openSUSE...
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How Linux Kernel Development Impacts Security

At CoreOS Fest, Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of the Linux kernel, declares that almost all bugs can be security issues. The Linux kernel is a fast moving project, and it's important for both users and developers to quickly update to new releases to remain up-to-date and secure. That was the...
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Linux Kernel 4.6 to Launch on May 15, Last Release Candidate Is Out for Testing

May 8, 2016, Linus Torvalds made his regular Sunday evening announcement to inform us about the availability of another RC (Release Candidate) build of the forthcoming Linux 4.6 kernel branch. But this time, things are a little different because he announced Linux kernel 4.6 RC7, which, as expected...
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Bufferbloat Is Still Being Fought In Linux Kernel, Another Big Improvement Queued

Bufferbloat is the excess buffering of packets resulting in high latency, jitter, and lower network throughput. There's been efforts to battle bufferbloat within the Linux kernel going back a long time while this week another new patch has surfaced. Dave Taht, one of the Linux developers who has...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC6, Dubbed "Charred Weasel"

It's Sunday night, so Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a new RC build for the upcoming Linux 4.6 kernel series, which has been dubbed "Charred Weasel." According to Linus Torvalds, things continue to remain fairly calm in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.6, which might very well...
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