News Category: Linux Kernel

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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Some Linux Distributions Are Already Making Changes To Linux's Scheduler

Already it's looking like the research from the recently covered The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores that called out the Linux kernel in being a poor scheduler is having an impact. While we haven't seen any major upstream improvements yet to the Linux kernel scheduler, it looks like some...
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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.6 RC4, Things Are Calm for Now

Another Sunday, another chance for us Linux enthusiasts to take the latest RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming 4.6 kernel for a test drive on our computers. Yes, that's right, we're talking about Linux kernel 4.6 Release Candidate 4 (RC4), which has just been made available for download a...
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Linux Kernel 3.12 to Be Supported Until 2017 Because of SUSE Linux Enterprise 12

Linux kernel developer Jiri Slaby announced the release of the fifty-eighth maintenance build of the long-term supported Linux 3.12 kernel series, as well as modification to its EOL status. linux-kernel2.jpg Used with permission Linux kernel 3.12.58 LTS is now available and those...
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Linux Kernel 4.5 Gets Its First Point Release, Receives Hundreds of Improvements

Today, April 12, 2016, renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the first maintenance build of the Linux 4.5 kernel series. We've been asked several times in the last couple of weeks when Linux kernel 4.5 will get its first point release, version 4.5.1. So...
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Linus Torvalds speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED
Linus Torvalds speaks at TED2016 - Dream, February 15-19, 2016, Vancouver Convention Center, Vancouver, Canada.

Linus Torvalds Speaks Openly about Work and Code at TED2016 [Video]

Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system and the Git source code management system, opened the “Code Power” session at the recent TED2016 conference, speaking in an interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson. In the talk, Torvalds, whose blunt approach in dealing with people is well...
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Kernel prepatch 4.6-rc2

Linus has released the second 4.6 prepatch. "You all know the drill by now - another week, another rc. I'd say that things look fairly normal at this point: it's not a big rc2, but that's been true lately (rc3 tends to be a bit bigger - probably just because it takes time for people to start...
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