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Linux Kernel Exploit Affecting Linux 3.3 To Linux 3.8

A Linux kernel exploit was made public this weekend that affects versions of Linux going back to the 3.3 kernel. This exploit allows for user-space programs to gain root access through a bug in the kernel's networking code.

25 February 2013 - Linux Kernel Exploit - 66 Comments
Samsung Brings Fixes To F2FS In Linux 3.9 Kernel

Samsung developers have worked up a set of improvements to the new F2FS file-system for the Linux kernel. The F2FS work in Linux 3.9 mostly comes down to fixing issues with the Flash-Friendly File-System and implementing some new functionality.

25 February 2013 - F2FS - 3 Comments
Linux 3.9 Still Toying With PCI-E ASPM, Hot-Plugging

The PCI pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel reveals that more hot-plugging work is about to land plus developers are still working on the handling of PCI Express ASPM (Active State Power Management), the cause of the major Linux kernel power regression of 2011.

24 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 - 6 Comments
XFS On Linux 3.9 Takes Care Of Open Issues

The XFS file-system update for the Linux 3.9 kernel isn't particularly exciting, but it does address some open bugs and regressions for this still very relevant and competitive Linux file-system.

20 February 2013 - XFS On Linux 3.9 - 4 Comments
NDISwrapper 1.58 Now Runs On Newer Kernels

NDISwrapper, the open-source project that implements the Microsoft Windows kernel API and NDIS API within Linux for running Windows wireless network card drivers on Linux, has been updated. This effectively native Windows WiFi network driver project for Linux now runs on new kernels, up to and including the brand new Linux 3.8 kernel. This is the first release from the project in more than one year.

20 February 2013 - NDISwrapper - 8 Comments
Linux 3.9 Kernel To Support Google's Goldfish

Ingo Molnar has already submitted his x86 platform pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel that's now officially under development since last night. With the Linux 3.9 kernel will come support for Google's Android "Goldfish" emulator.

19 February 2013 - Google Goldfish - 13 Comments
System Frame-Buffer Bus Proposed For Linux

A System Frame-buffer Bus has been proposed for the Linux kernel. The focus of this new bus is to address the problem of many different graphics drivers, e.g. DRM and FBDEV, attempting to access the graphics card's frame-buffer and no clean way for addressing control of it.

18 February 2013 - System Framebuffer - 6 Comments
TI OMAP DRM For Linux 3.9 Moves Out Of Staging

The Texas Instruments' OMAP DRM pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel is now known. The OMAP DRM graphics driver will leave the kernel's staging area while at the same time picking up support for the OMAP5 SoC.

17 February 2013 - TI OMAP DRM - Add A Comment
New "Jitter Entropy" RNG Proposed For Linux

The Linux kernel RNG implementation for providing random numbers has worked quite well for its years in use. However, a new jitter entropy generator implementation has been proposed that is capable of providing 100 kB/s throughput of randomness.

9 February 2013 - Jitter Entropy - Add A Comment
Linux 3.8-rc7 Kernel: Drivers & Random Smattering

A week has passed since the previous release candidate so Linus Torvalds has now tagged the Linux 3.8-rc7 kernel. This latest kernel release still isn't as quiet on development activity as he'd like, but it's getting better.

8 February 2013 - Update - Add A Comment
The Linux Kernel Console Is Being Killed Off

David Herrmann has provided an update on his ambitious initiative to kill of the Linux kernel console. Herrmann has long been working on making the Linux kernel CONFIG_VT option unnecessary for providing a Linux console by punting it off to user-space. The Linux kernel VT console hasn't been changed much in the past two decades and Herrmann is hoping to see it replaced with a user-space solution he's been developing that would allow for multi-seat support, a hardware-accelerated console, full internalization, and other features.

8 February 2013 - Linux Changes - 55 Comments
Linux 3.8-rc6 Kernel Is Bigger Than Linus Would Like

While flying over to Brussels for FOSDEM, Linus Torvalds released the sixth Linux 3.8 kernel RC. Unfortunately this weekly development release is larger than Linus would like for this late in the development cycle.

1 February 2013 - Linux 3.8-rc6 - 9 Comments
Linux Bricks Some UEFI Samsung Laptops

Generating a fair amount of attention today is word that when booting modern versions of Ubuntu -- and other Linux distributions -- on Samsung laptops that utilize UEFI, Linux can actually brick the system. There's now an urgent Linux kernel patch underway.

30 January 2013 - Linux Kernel Problem - 38 Comments
Reiser4 On The Linux 3.7 Kernel, Possible TRIM

The Reiser4 file-system has been ported to run on the Linux 3.7 kernel. Separately, TRIM/DISCARD support for Reiser4 on solid-state drives is being discussed amongst the remaining Reiser4 developers.

28 January 2013 - Linux 3.7 Kernel - 3 Comments

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