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[$] Notes from the Intelpocalypse

Rumors of an undisclosed CPU security issue have been circulating since before LWN first covered the kernel page-table isolation patch set in November 2017. Now, finally, the information is out — and the problem is even worse than had been expected. Read on for a summary...


[$] Varlink: a protocol for IPC

One of the motivations behind projects like kdbus and bus1, both of which have fallen short of mainline inclusion, is to have an interprocess communication (IPC) mechanism available early in the boot process. The D-Bus IPC mechanism has a daem… Continue Reading — [$] Varlink:...


AWS Sales Kick-Off

AWS SKO is an annual event that brings together the global AWS sales organization, including Account Managers, Solutions Architects, Training & Certification, Partner Business Development, Technical Account Managers and Field Marketing for a week-long training conference focused on annual strategic planning.  Are you an AWS partner...


The disclosure on the processor bugs

The rumored bugs in Intel (and beyond) processors have now been disclosed: they are called Meltdown and Spectre, and have the requisite cute logos. Stay tuned for more. Continue Reading — The disclosure on the processor bugs


[$] A Modularity rethink for Fedora

We have covered the Fedora Modularity initiative a time or two over the years but, just as the modular “product” started rolling out, Fedora went back to the drawing board. There were a number of fundamental problems with Modularity as it was t… Continue Reading...


Today’s CPU vulnerability: what you need to know

LinuxSecurity.com: Last year, Google’s Project Zero team discovered serious security flaws caused by “speculative execution,” a technique used by most modern processors (CPUs) to optimize performance. Continue Reading — Today’s CPU vulnerability: what you need to know


[$] Welcome to 2018

Welcome to the first LWN.net Weekly Edition for 2018. The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work. One of the first orders of business here at LWN is keeping up with our ill-advised tradition of making unlikely predictions for the … ...


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