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Linux 6.8 To Drop The SLAB Allocator, SLUB Optimizations Coming Too

Following the SLOB allocator removal earlier this year, the Linux 6.8 kernel in the new year is now positioned to remove the SLAB allocator. Additionally, the lone good-for-everything SLUB allocator is set to receive further optimizations.

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Critical Bluetooth Flaw Exposes Android, Apple & Linux Devices to Takeover

Attackers can exploit a critical Bluetooth security vulnerability that’s been lurking largely unnoticed for years on macOS, iOS, Android, and Linux device platforms. The keystroke injection vulnerability allows an attacker to control the targeted device as if they were attached by a Bluetooth keyboard, performing various functions remotely depending on the endpoint.

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Linux Foundation Projects Unite at COP28 to Showcase Open Source Action on U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is excited to announce a one-hour live-stream presentation at COP28, Dubai that will explore the transformative power of open source and how it is being used to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Featuring speakers from Linux Foundation Research, Linux Foundation Europe, OS-Climate, Hyperledger Foundation, AgStack Foundation, Fintech in Open Source Foundation (FINOS), Sustainable & Scalable Infrastructure Alliance, and the ELISA and Zephyr projects, the presentation will take place on December 6th from 15:00 – 16:00 GST in the COP28 Blue Zone. 

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Linux Foundation Newsletter: November 2023

This month, our communities met in Chicago for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America, where AI topics were front and center. Two new LF Research reports have been published: the World of Open Source Global Spotlight and the 2023 State of Open Source in Financial Services. We also launched two new projects, the App Defense Alliance and DAOS Foundation, and announced an intent to form the High Performance Software Foundation. And as the LF delegation heads to COP28 in Dubai, we’re excited to share a preview of Linux Foundation and OS-Climate events. Lastly, don’t miss our biggest Training & Certification deals of the year! Click here for more.

PromCon Recap: Unveiling Perses, the GitOps-Friendly Metrics Visualization Tool

“An important aspect of Perses strategy is the foundational open source path. Perses is already a project under the Linux Foundation, which means it does not belong to Amadeus or any of the other contributing companies, but to the vendor-neutral foundation, and under its governance. Furthermore, Perses’s end goal is to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, joining Prometheus, Kubernetes and numerous other popular cloud-native open source projects.”

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Linux Foundation Newsletter: October 2023

This month’s newsletter will be one of our biggest ever! In October, our communities met in person at the Open Source Summit Europe in Bilbao and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + OSS in Shanghai, China.  At OpenSSF’s Secure Open Source Summit in Washington, DC, we continued advancing important conversations to improve the security of software supply chains. We had a record month at LF Research, with four new reports published since our last newsletter on brand new topics, including the mobile industry and Europe’s public sector, and year-over-year trends specific to European open source and the state of the OSPO. And, of course, there’s lots of project news for you to catch up on, including the announcement of OpenPubkey, a zero-trust passwordless authentication system for Docker.

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mkfs.ext4 – What it actually creates

Introducing the internal data written to

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Exploring the Future of Open Source Solutions in the Mobile Industry

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