News Category: Linux Kernel

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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Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.9 RC5, Things Look Fairly Normal Now

Today, November 13, 2016, Linus Torvalds announced the release and general availability of the fifth RC (Release Candidate) version of the upcoming and highly anticipated Linux 4.9 kernel series. Linux kernel 4.9 could be the next LTS (Long Term Support) branch, and it promises to be the greatest...
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Linus Torvalds Announces the Fourth RC of Linux Kernel 4.9, Things Are Still Big

Linus Torvalds announced the availability of the fourth RC (Release Candidate) development milestone of the upcoming Linux 4.9 kernel series. According to Mr. Torvalds, who deliberately released the new Release Candidate version a day early than expected (again), the Linux kernel 4.9 RC4 release...
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Greg Kroah-Hartman
"We’re in it for the long haul. We don’t just want an instant code dump -- we want them to become part of our community," said Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.

Fireside Chat: GKH Talks Licensing, Email, and Aging Maintainers

No one aside from Linus Torvalds has more influence or name recognition in the Linux Kernel project than Greg Kroah-Hartman. More commonly known as GKH, the ex SUSE kernel developer and USB driver maintainer is now a Linux Foundation Fellow and the full-time maintainer of the -stable Linux branch...
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DTrace for Linux 2016

With the final major capability for BPF tracing (timed sampling) merging in Linux 4.9-rc1, the Linux kernel now has raw capabilities similar to those provided by DTrace, the advanced tracer from Solaris. As a long time DTrace user and expert, this is an exciting milestone! On Linux, you can now...
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An Introduction to Linux Filesystems

This article is intended to be a very high-level discussion of Linux filesystem concepts. It is not intended to be a low-level description of how a particular filesystem type, such as EXT4, works, nor is it intended to be a tutorial of filesystem commands. Every general-purpose computer needs to...
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Dirty COW Linux Vulnerability - What You Need to Know

What is Dirty COW? It's the name given to a newly discovered vulnerability in virtually all versions of the Linux operating system. More accurately it should be referred to as CVE-2016-5195 - but where is the fun in that? But why Dirty COW? According to the researchers who found the flaw, and...
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Linus Torvalds: “Linux Kernel 5.0 Will Be Released When We Hit 6 Million Git Objects”

Earlier this month, Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.8 kernel. It’ll be followed by Linux 4.9, which will be the next LTS kernel. Some of you might be wondering about the release date of Linux 5.0 kernel. While Linux creator Linus Torvalds hasn’t set an official date, he has given a...
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