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samedi 25 mai 2019, 22:50
The latest set of stable kernel updates is 5.1.5, 5.0.19, 4.19.46, 4.14.122, and 4.9.179. Each contains yet another set of important fixes.
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vendredi 24 mai 2019, 16:46
Several new system calls have been proposed for addition to the kernel in a near-future release. A few of those, in particular, focus on memory-management tasks. Read on for a look at process_vm_mmap() (for zero-copy data transfer between processes), and two new APIs for...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (zookeeper), Fedora (kernel, singularity, and thunderbird), openSUSE (java-1_8_0-openjdk), Oracle (curl), Red Hat (firefox, libvirt, and virt:rhel), SUSE (php5, python-Jinja2, python-Pillow, and sysstat), and Ubuntu (MariaDB).
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jeudi 23 mai 2019, 16:17
The linux-kernel mailing list has recently seen more than the usual amount of traffic proposing new system calls. LWN is endeavoring to catch up with that stream, starting with a couple of proposals for the management of file descriptors. pidfd_open() is a new way to create...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (ffmpeg and firefox-esr), openSUSE (bzip2, chromium, and GraphicsMagick), Slackware (curl), SUSE (ucode-intel), and Ubuntu (curl and intel-microcode).
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2019 is available.
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mercredi 22 mai 2019, 22:21
One thing that is known about using transparent huge pages (THPs) for filesystems is that it is a hard problem to solve, but is there a solid first step that could be taken toward that goal? That is the question Song Liu asked to open his combined filesystem and...
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<p> Amir Goldstein has a use case for a feature that could be called a "lazy file reflink", he said, though it might also be described as "VFS-level snapshots". He went through the use case, looking for suggestions, in a session at the 2019 Linux Storage, Filesystem, and...
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The openSUSE project has announced the release of openSUSE Leap 15.1. 'Leap releases are scalable and both the desktop and server are equally important for professional’s workloads, which is reflected in the installation menu as well as the amount of packages Leap offers...
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Stable kernels 5.1.4, 5.0.18, 4.19.45, 4.14.121, and 4.9.178 have been released. They all contain important fixes and users should upgrade.
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Security updates have been issued by CentOS (ruby and wget), Debian (proftpd-dfsg), Fedora (firefox, mupdf, nss, and wavpack), openSUSE (evolution, GraphicsMagick, graphviz, libxslt, openssl-1_0_0, ovmf, and sqlite3), Red Hat (dotnet, python27-python and...
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Version 8.5 of the Tor Browser is out. 'Tor Browser 8.5 is the first stable release for Android. Since we released the first alpha version in September, we've been hard at work making sure we can provide the protections users are already enjoying on desktop to the Android...
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The cost of fsync() is well known to filesystem developers, which is why there are efforts to provide cheaper alternatives. Ric Wheeler wanted to discuss the longstanding idea of adding an asynchronous version of fsync() in a filesystem session at the 2019 Linux Storage,...
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mardi 21 mai 2019, 21:14
The Mozilla blog takes a look at the Firefox 67 release. 'Today’s new Firefox release continues to bring fast and private together right at the crossroads of performance and security. It includes improvements that continue to keep Firefox fast while giving you more control ...
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The 'guarantees' that existing filesystems make with regard to persistence in the face of a system crash was the subject of a session led by Amir Goldstein at the 2019 Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit (LSFMM). The problem is that filesystem developers...
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The kernel mailing lists carry the sad news that longtime kernel contributor and subsystem maintainer Martin Schwidefsky has been killed in an accident. 'Martin was the most significant contributor to the initial s390 port of the Linux Kernel and later the maintainer of the...
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The relationship between SUSE and the openSUSE community is currently under discussion as the community considers different options for how it wants to be organized and governed in the future. Among the options under consideration is the possibility of openSUSE setting up an ...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (drupal7 and jackson-databind), Fedora (checkstyle and gradle), openSUSE (qemu and xen), SUSE (ffmpeg, kvm, and ucode-intel), and Ubuntu (libraw and python-urllib3).
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Damien Le Moal and Naohiro Aota led a combined storage and filesystem session at the 2019 Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit (LSFMM) on filesystem work that has been done for zoned block devices. These devices have multiple zones with different...
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lundi 20 mai 2019, 19:14
In a combined filesystem and storage session at the 2019 Linux Storage, Filesystem, and Memory-Management Summit, Avri Altman wanted to discuss the 'turbo-write' mode that is coming for Universal Flash Storage (UFS) devices. He wanted to introduce this new feature to...
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