Topic: linux kernel

UMN security researchers apologize to the Linux community

The University of Minnesota’s Computer Science and Engineering Department security researchers are facing intense scrutiny from the Linux community for intentionally trying to insert bugs into Linux patches. The buggy patches were a part of the research paper On the Feasibility of Stealthily Introducing Vulnerabilities in Open Source Software via Hypocrite Commits. The paper stated: … continue reading

Report: Interest in the Linux kernel remains strong

The Linux Foundation is releasing its 2017 Linux Kernel Development Report to examine progress that has been made to the Linux kernel as well as who is using and contributing to it. This year’s report details Linux kernel 4.13, with a focus on 4.8 to 4.13. The Linux kernel forms the core of the Linux … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux kernel 4.13, OCF and OMA team up for IoT, and TypeScript 2.5

The Linux 4.13 kernel series was made official over the Labor Day weekend, and it urges all Linux users to start migrating to this version as soon as possible, especially since there are numerous improvements and support for hardware with this release. Linux 4.13 includes Intel’s Cannon Lake and Coffee Lake CPUs, support for non-blocking … continue reading

New features and fixes in Linux 4.11

Despite taking an extra week with Release Candidate 8, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has officially released Linux kernel 4.11 with numerous features and fixes. In his release announcement, Torvalds said that he is “much happier” with releasing a final 4.11. He added that there were a few smaller fixes in Linux 4.11 within the last … continue reading

Who’s writing the Linux Kernel this time?

The Linux Foundation today released its 2016 update on Linux Kernel Development. The report includes statistics and information on the companies and people who spend their time contributing patches and features to the Linux Kernel. This report spanned the time period between Dec. 7, 2014 and today. In that time, there have been more than … continue reading

Expanded Real-Time Linux support is on the way

Linux is about to get (more) real. At LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, which took place together in Dublin, Ireland, the Linux Foundation announced plans for a new Real-Time Linux (RTL) Collaborative Project. The ultimate goal of the project is to bring better real-time support into the Linux kernel, and to spread that … continue reading

The Linux Code of Conflict, the TechHire Initiative, and Wikimedia’s lawsuit against the NSA—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2015

Linus Torvalds wants Linux developers to play nicer. The Linux creator has proposed a small kernel patch called the Code of Conflict, providing discourse guidelines for the kernel community and laying out mediation steps if anyone feels threatened. “The Linux kernel development effort is a very personal process compared to ‘traditional’ ways of developing software,” … continue reading

From the Editors: You’ve come a long way, Linux

This month, as we do every March, we reported on the Who Writes Linux report from the Linux Foundation. Usually, this is a fairly rote affair: Red Hat and Intel contribute tons of code, Greg Kroah-Hartman does a ton of the work, and we learn about some small firm somewhere that’s cranking out kernel code … continue reading

Apache Lucene and Solr 5.0 released, Linux 4.0, and Digium’s WebRTC platform—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation announced the releases of Apache Lucene 5.0 and Apache Solr 5.0, with each project adding new features and major component changes. Apache Lucene 5.0 adds Java’s NIO2 API file access, unique ID storage and IndexWriter merger checking, along with reduced heap storage, auto-IO-throttling and payload support for memory indexes. The full … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 7, 2014—Facebook’s Linux network plans, OpenSSL fixes, Cucumber behavior-driven development, and Apache Cordova for Android

Facebook plans Linux network upgrade to rival FreeBSD Facebook has designs on drastically improving the Linux kernel network stack, and is hiring a software engineer specifically for that purpose. A recent Facebook job listing seeks a software engineer for Facebook’s kernel team with a primary focus on the networking subsystem. The goal over the next … continue reading

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