News Category: Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC6, Things Are Getting Bigger

Today, July 4, 2016, Linus Torvalds has had the pleasure of announcing the availability of the sixth Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel, now ready for public testing. "I'd love to tell you that things are calming down, and we're shrinking, but that would be a lie," says...
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Can You Imagine a World Without Open Source?

Preeti Upendra Murthy is the academic winner of the 2016 Red Hat Women in Open Source Award. She is currently a software engineer with the VMKernel team at VMware, and prior to her role there was a Linux kernel developer for the Linux Technology Center at IBM where she focused on energy management...
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Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Receiving Data

This blog post explains how computers running the Linux kernel receive packets, as well as how to monitor and tune each component of the networking stack as packets flow from the network toward userland programs. It is impossible to tune or monitor the Linux networking stack without reading the...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC5, Things Are Calming Down

Another Sunday, another Release Candidate build of the upcoming Linux 4.7 kernel is out for testing, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself a few hours ago, June 26, 2016. According to Linus Torvalds, things appear to have calmed down lately, and Linux kernel 4.7 Release Candidate 5 is a fairly...
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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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