News Category: Linux Kernel

Linux Kernel 5.2 Will Address Industrial Operations, Two-Factor Authentication

Currently, at release candidate 3, the Linux 5.2 kernel is coming soon and promises to offer quite a host of impressive new features and improvements. Lets take a look at some of the highlights. New Features Fieldbus Subsystem One of the new features that should excite anyone who deals with...
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Linux Kernel 4.20 Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade to Linux 5.0

Renowned Linux kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the end of life of the Linux 4.20 kernel series, urging users to upgrade to a newer kernel series as soon as possible. "I'm announcing the release of the 4.20.17 kernel. Note, this is the LAST release of the 4.20.y kernel....
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Handling Complex Memory Situations

Jérôme Glisse felt that the time had come for the Linux kernel to address seriously the issue of having many different types of memory installed on a single running system. There was main system memory and device-specific memory, and associated hierarchies regarding which memory to use at which...
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A Musical Tour of Hints and Tools for Debugging Host Networks

Shannon Nelson from the Oracle Linux Kernel Development team offers these tips and tricks to help make host network diagnostics easier. He also includes a recommended playlist for accompanying your debugging! Ain't Misbehavin' (Dinah Washington) As with many debugging situations, digging into and...
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BPF: A Tour of Program Types

Notes on BPF (1) - A Tour of Progam Types Oracle Linux kernel developer Alan Maguire presents this six-part series on BPF, wherein he presents an in depth look at the kernel's "Berkeley Packet Filter" -- a useful and extensible kernel function for much more than packet filtering. If you follow...
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Chasing Linux Kernel Archives

Kernel development is truly impossible to keep track of. The main mailing list alone is vast beyond belief. Then there are all the side lists and IRC channels, not to mention all the corporate mailing lists dedicated to kernel development that never see the light of day. In some ways, kernel...
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Announcing The Linux Kernel Mentorship Project on CommunityBridge, a New Linux Foundation Platform

Since joining the Linux Foundation, I have been working to build out a new mentoring initiative. Today I am excited to announce our new Linux Kernel Mentorship Program on CommunityBridge, a platform that will bring opportunities for new developers to join and learn from our community and improve it...
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Considering Fresh C Extensions

Matthew Wilcox recently realized there might be a value in depending on C extensions provided by the Plan 9 variant of the C programming language. All it would require is using the -fplan9-extensionscommand-line argument when compiling the kernel. As Matthew pointed out, Plan 9 extensions have been...
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Linux 5.0-rc8

This may be totally unnecessary, but we actually had more patches come in this last week than we had for rc7, which just didn't make me feel the warm and fuzzies. And while none of the patches looked all that scary, some of them were to pretty core files, so it wasn't all just random rare drivers (...
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Disk Encryption for Low-End Hardware

Eric Biggers and Paul Crowley were unhappy with the disk encryption options available for Android on low-end phones and watches. For them, it was an ethical issue. Eric said: We believe encryption is for everyone, not just those who can afford it. And while it's unknown how long CPUs without AES...
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