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vendredi 20 juillet 2018, 20:04
Over on the Facebook code site, Daniel Xu announces the release of oomd under the GPLv2. Oomd is a user-space 'out of memory' killer that was mentioned in our recent article on the block I/O latency controller and it uses the pressure stall information covered in an even...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (dnsmasq, linux-base, and openjpeg2), Fedora (libgit2, libtomcrypt, openslp, and perl-Archive-Zip), and openSUSE (gdk-pixbuf, libopenmpt, mercurial, perl, php7, polkit, and rsyslog).
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jeudi 19 juillet 2018, 22:19
The kernel supports two different "SCSI generic" pseudo-devices, each of which allows user space to send arbitrary commands to a SCSI-attached device. Both SCSI-generic implementations have proved to have security issues in the past as a result of the way their API was design...
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Greg Kroah-Hartman has released the 4.4.142 stable kernel. It is not an essential upgrade, 'but a number of build problems with perf are now resolved, and an x86 issue that some people might have hit is now handled properly. If those were problems for you, please upgrade.'
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (ant, gpac, linux-4.9, linux-latest-4.9, taglib, vlc, and znc), Fedora (ceph), Red Hat (fluentd and qemu-kvm-rhev), Slackware (httpd), and SUSE (e2fsprogs, glibc, libgcrypt, mercurial, openssh, perl, rubygem-sprockets, shadow, and...
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 19, 2018 is available.
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mercredi 18 juillet 2018, 23:20
<p> Deep-learning applications typically rely on a trained neural net to accomplish their goal (e.g. photo recognition, automatic translation, or playing go). That neural net uses what is essentially a large collection of weighting numbers that have been empirically...
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Over the last few months, it became clear that the battle over PEP 572 would be consequential; its scale and vehemence was largely unprecedented in the history of Python. The announcement by Guido van Rossum that he was stepping down from his role as benevolent dictator for...
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Stable kernel 4.17.8 has been released. This fixes the issue with i386 systems that was present in the 4.17.7 kernel.
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (curl, lib32-curl, lib32-libcurl-compat, lib32-libcurl-gnutls, libcurl-compat, and libcurl-gnutls), Debian (blender, ffmpeg, and wordpress), Fedora (curl), Gentoo (tqdm), Oracle (kernel), Slackware (mutt), SUSE (xen), and...
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In order to actually do anything, a kernel module must gain access to functions and data structures in the rest of the kernel. Enabling and controlling that access is the job of the symbol-export mechanism. While the enabling certainly happens, the control part is not quite...
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mardi 17 juillet 2018, 17:16
Stable kernels 4.17.7, 4.14.56, 4.9.113, and 4.4.141 have been released. The 4.17.7 kernel is broken for i386 systems. 'I did this release anyway with this known problem as there is a fix in here for x86-64 systems that was nasty to track down and was affecting people. Given ...
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Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (thunderbird), Debian (ruby-rack-protection), Fedora (firefox and soundtouch), Red Hat (kernel), Scientific Linux (gnupg2), SUSE (perl and python-paramiko), and Ubuntu (policykit-1).
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The recent announcement by Guido van Rossum that he was stepping away from his 'benevolent dictator for life' (BDFL) role for Python was met with some surprise, but not much shock, at least in the core-developer community. Van Rossum has been telegraphing some kind of...
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lundi 16 juillet 2018, 16:57
Security updates have been issued by CentOS (firefox, gnupg2, kernel, python, and qemu-kvm), Debian (389-ds-base, cups, imagemagick, kernel, mailman, ruby2.1, sssd, thunderbird, and znc), Fedora (glpi, hadoop, kernel, rubygem-sprockets, singularity, thunderbird, wordpress,...
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dimanche 15 juillet 2018, 22:49
The 4.18-rc5 kernel prepatch has been released. 'For some reason this week actually felt very busy, but the rc5 numbers show otherwise. It's all small and calm, and things are progressing nicely.'
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vendredi 13 juillet 2018, 23:51
All underutilized systems are essentially the same, but each overutilized system tends to be overloaded in its own way. If one's goal is to maximize the use of the available computing resources, overutilization tends not to be too far away, but when it happens, it can be...
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Security updates have been issued by Debian (cinnamon), Fedora (docker, firefox, jetty, and knot-resolver), Oracle (gnupg2), Scientific Linux (gnupg2), SUSE (gdk-pixbuf, java-1_8_0-openjdk, libopenmpt, php7, and rsyslog), and Ubuntu (dns-root-data, dnsmasq, and thunderbird).
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jeudi 12 juillet 2018, 20:00
Python creator and Benevolent Dictator for Life Guido van Rossum has decided, in the wake of the difficult PEP 572 discussion, to step down from his leadership of the project. 'Now that PEP 572 is done, I don't ever want to have to fight so hard for a PEP and find that so...
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Mounting filesystems is a complicated business. The kernel supports a wide variety of filesystem types, and each has its own, often extensive set of options. As a result, the mount() system call is complex, and the list of mount options is a rather long read. But even with...
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