News Category: Linux Kernel

Linux 4.8 Bringing Intel MPX Enhancements, Work Towards Virtually Mapped Kernel Stacks

Ingo Molnar sent in his pull requests on Monday for the Linux 4.8 kernel. Among the interesting material this cycle were the x86/mm changes with some notable commits.The x86 memory management work for Linux 4.8 includes prep work for supporting virtually mapped kernel stacks, a workaround for...
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Linux 4.7 Debuts with Improved Security

The fourth major new Linux kernel of 2016 is now out with the debut today of Linux 4.7. The Linux 4.7 kernel follows Linux 4.6, which debuted on May 15. Among the new features that are included in Linux 4.7 is the LoadPin Linux Security Module "This LSM enforces that kernel-loaded files (modules,...
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Linux Kernel 4.1.28 LTS Is a Massive Update with XFS, MIPS and ARM Improvements

Linux kernel developer Sasha Levin has announced the release of the twenty-eighth maintenance update for the Linux 4.1 long-term supported kernel series, version 4.1.28. Linux kernel 4.1.28 LTS has been in development for the past three weeks since the June 23 debut of the previous maintenance...
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Linux 4.7 Delayed

Linus Torvalds' travel plans mean version 4.7 of the Linux kernel will be delayed by a week. “We've had a nicely calm week, which is what I expected - the last rc really was bigger just due to random timing issues, and not some worrying pattern about this release cycle,” Torvalds wrote on Sunday.”...
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Greg Kroah-Hartman provides an overview of Linux kernel maintenance and development to the Kubernetes team.

Greg Kroah-Hartman Tells Google's Kubernetes Team How to Go Faster

What has 21 million lines of code, 4000 contributors, and more changes per day than most software projects have in months, or even years? The Linux kernel, of course. In this video, Greg Kroah-Hartman provides an inside view of how the largest, fastest software project of all absorbs so many...
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The Growth of the Linux and Open Source Channel since 1989

The Linux kernel was born twenty-five years ago this summer. Since that time a thriving partner ecosystem has arisen around open source platforms built on Linux, GNU and other free and open source software products. Here's a look at milestones in the evolution of the Linux channel and partner...
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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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