News Category: Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds Announces Ridiculously Small Second Linux 4.10 Release Candidate

The first day of 2017 starts off for Linux users with the release of the second RC (Release Candidate) development version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel, as announced by Linus Torvalds himself. As expected, Linux kernel 4.10 entered development two weeks after the release of Linux kernel 4.9,...
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Chris Mason
Learn the state of Btrfs development in this interview with principal author Chris Mason.

How Facebook Uses Linux and Btrfs: An Interview with Chris Mason

Chris Mason is the principal author of Btrfs, the open source file system that’s seen as the default file system for SUSE Enterprise Linux. Mason started working on Btrfs at Oracle and then moved to Facebook where he continued to work on the file system as a member of the company’s Linux kernel...
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Linus Torvalds Announces First RC of Linux Kernel 4.10 as Christmas Present

If Santa didn't come by last night, we'd like to inform you that Linus Torvalds announced the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) build of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel as a Christmas present to Linux geeks around the world. If you're watching the Linux kernel scene, you probably know...
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9 Lessons From 25 Years of Linux Kernel Development

Because the Linux kernel community celebrated a quarter-century of development in 2016, many people have asked us the secret to the project's longevity and success. I usually laugh and joke that we really have no idea how we got here. The project has faced many disagreements and challenges along...
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Roaring Lionus
Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 4.9 -- aka Roaring Lionus. Here is a breakdown of some of the many changes.

Linux Kernel 4.9 Is Here, and It's the Largest Release Ever

Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 4.9 on Sunday and christened it "Roaring Lionus" in honour of the anonymous barista that flubbed his name on his morning cup of coffee. With regard to volume, this is probably the largest kernel release ever. There have been more than 16,000 non-merge changesets...
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Three Serious Linux Kernel Security Holes Patched

It's time to patch your Linux servers and PCs again. The good news is developers are looking very closely at Linux's core code for possible security holes. The bad news is they're finding them. At least the best news is that they're fixing them as soon as they're uncovered. The latest three kernel...
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At Long Last, Linux Gets Dynamic Tracing

When the Linux kernel version 4.9 will be released next week, it will come with the last pieces needed to offer to some long-awaited dynamic thread-tracing capabilities. As the keepers of monitoring and debugging software start using these new kernel calls, some of which have been added to the...
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Linux Kernel 4.9 Slated for December 11 Release As Linus Torvalds Outs RC8

According to Linus Torvalds, work on Linux kernel 4.9 is almost finished, and while things have not been so bad during its entire development cycle, the need for an eighth Release Candidate was imperative to ensure everything is well-tested and polished before the Linux 4.9 kernel series gets...
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25 Years of Linux in 5 Minutes

Jeremy Garcia of LinuxQuestions.org and Bad Voltage (a podcast) delivers 25 years of Linux in five minutes: starting with Linux's first steps as "just a hobby" for creator Linus Torvalds, to its staggering popularity today with 135,000 developers from more than 1,300 companies and 22 million lines...
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Linus Torvalds Announces the Sixth RC of Linux Kernel 4.9, Only Two More to Go

That's right, the sixth RC of Linux kernel 4.9 is now ready for public testing, and, according to Linus Torvalds, it's a fairly normal patch and things have stayed pretty calm since last week's RC4 milestone. As for the changes, Linux kernel 4.9 RC6 ships with RDMA updates, GPU fixes, minor build...
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