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An EXT4 file-system corruption problem was uncovered with Linux 4.0 that turned out to be an MD RAID0 issue with the Linux kernel in the latest stable series. This RAID corruption issue has now been fixed in the latest kernel Git code.
23 May 2015 - Git Code
A few days ago we reported on an EXT4 file-system corruption issue being discovered within the stable Linux 4.0 kernel series. The good news is the issue has been uncovered and a patch is available, but it could still be a few days before it starts getting sent out in stable updates.
21 May 2015 - EXT4 Corruption
It appears that the current Linux 4.0.x kernel is plagued by an EXT4 file-system corruption issue. If there's any positive note out of the situation, it seems to mostly affect EXT4 Linux RAID users.
19 May 2015 - Corruption Warning
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.1-rc4 kernel a short time ago, which is coming a day later than Torvalds' usual tradition of releasing new kernel versions on Sunday afternoons.
18 May 2015 - Linux 4.1
KDBUS, the new in-kernel IPC mechanism modeled after D-Bus, wasn't accepted for Linux 4.1. Since the end of the Linux 4.1 merge window, the debate over KDBUS continued, but in the past two weeks the discussion settled down.
14 May 2015 - KDBUS Losing Steam
Just this morning the major VENOM security vulnerability was made public while a few hours later, a kernel developer has gone public with four "remote packet of death" vulnerabilities affecting a mainline Linux kernel WLAN driver.
13 May 2015 - OZWPWN
The Flash-Friendly File-System is moving forward with its plans for implementing file-system level encryption support.
13 May 2015 - F2FS Encryption
Back in 2013 the Jailhouse Hypervisor was announced as a partitioning hypervisor that's lighter-weight than KVM. Last year saw the release of Jailhouse 0.1 and finally coming out today is the next update: Jailhouse 0.5.
11 May 2015 - Hypervisor
Linus Torvalds just announced the release of the Linux 4.1-rc3 kernel, which he's called the "Mother's Day Sunday release" for those celebrating this holiday.
10 May 2015 - Linux 4.1-rc3
Now that the Linux 4.1 kernel is starting to stabilize, I just started some Radeon DRM open-source graphics tests from this new kernel. So far I did some preliminary tests with the AMD Radeon R9 290 graphics card.
6 May 2015 - Linux 4.1 Radeon DRM - 13 Comments
Coming right on time is the second release candidate to the Linux 4.1 kernel.
3 May 2015 - Linux 4.1
Chrome OS supports "Lucid Sleep", which is a mode of allowing the system to carry out various tasks while the system is in a low-power mode or even suspended, and similar to Microsoft InstantGo. This feature, which allows for tasks like checking of new emails or instant messages while the system is suspended, is being worked on for (hopeful) eventual upstreaming into the mainline Linux kernel.
1 May 2015 - Lucid Sleep - 16 Comments
The latest work of Matthew Garrett is on further lowering the power consumption of modern x86 systems powered by Intel's Haswell and Broadwell processors.
27 April 2015 - Power Improvements - 2 Comments
Right on time, Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 4.1-rc1 kernel.
26 April 2015 - Linux 4.1-rc1
While Linux 4.1 is bringing many new features and improvements, there's one addition that's noticeably absent.
26 April 2015 - KDBUS - 45 Comments
The Linux 4.1 kernel merge window has been open now for two weeks and will most likely be closed by Linus Torvalds this evening. For those curious about the Linux 4.1 features, here's a look at the newest additions to the mainline Linux kernel!
26 April 2015 - Linux 4.1
Ending out the major pull requests for the Linux 4.1 kernel merge window was the platform-drivers-x86 updates that were sent in on Saturday.
26 April 2015 - dell-laptop - 4 Comments
It's nearing the end of the Linux 4.1 kernel and Chris Mason has now sent in his pull request of Btrfs file-system updates for this next kernel update.
24 April 2015 - Btrfs Linux 4.1 - 6 Comments
Linus Torvalds still hasn't pulled the KDBUS code into the Linux 4.1 kernel and it's beginning to look like he won't honor this pull request for the current Linux development cycle.
23 April 2015 - KDBUS Uncertainty - 26 Comments
Linux 4.1 will feature an updated Multiple Device (MD) driver to improve the RAID 5/6 potential for those relying upon Linux Software RAID.
23 April 2015 - RAID 5 / 6
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