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Kernel prepatch 5.4-rc3

The 5.4-rc3 kernel prepatch is out for testing. “Things continue to look fairly normal, with rc3 being larger than rc2, as people are starting to find more regressions, but 5.4 so far remains on the smaller side of recent releases.” Continue Reading — Kernel prepatch...


Maintaining Enterprise Linux Kernels

Forking the Linux kernel and using it as the basis of an Enterprise product is a challenging task. The pace of development in the upstream Linux kernel makes it hard to keep up with all the fixes that need to be backported. This article describes the...


Computing enthusiast cracks ancient Unix code

Old passwords never die ” they just become easier to decode. That’s the message from a tight-knit community of tech history enthusiasts who have been diligently cracking the passwords used by some of the original Unix engineers four decades ago. Learn … Continue Reading —...


Debian LTS: DLA-1953-2: clamav regression update

The update of clamav released as DLA 1953-1 led to permission issues on /var/run/clamav. This caused several users to experience issues restarting the clamav daemon. This regression is caused by a mistakenly backported patch from the stretch package, u… Continue Reading — Debian LTS: DLA-1953-2:...

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