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Cuoq/Regehr: Undefined Behavior in 2017

Here is a detailed summary of undefined behavior in C and C++ programs — and the tools that can be used to detect such behavior — by Pascal Cuoq and John Regehr. “The state of the art in debugging tools for strict aliasing violations is weak....


Chef Automate release – July 2017

Chef Automate is officially one year old as of this latest release (1.5.46). Happy birthday, Chef Automate! There are a number of things to highlight this release. Compliance Views Better insight of compliance state and profile data is now available by default in the Chef Automate GUI....


[$] A little surprise in the Ubuntu motd

At the end of June, Zachary Fouts noticed something on his Ubuntu system that surprised him a bit: an entry in the “message of the day” (motd) that looked, at least to some, like an advertisement. That is, of course, not what anyone expects from their...


Oryx Linux 0.2.0 Released

Version 0.2.0 of the Oryx Linux distribution is out. “Oryx Linux is an embedded Linux distribution based around the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded. It incorporates a lightweight container runtime engine to bring the benefits of containerisation … Continue Reading — Oryx Linux 0.2.0 Released


SUSE Manager 3.1 available in the Public Cloud

SUSE Manager 3.1 Server and SUSE Manager 3.1 Proxy images are now available in Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure. SUSE Manager 3.1 is based on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 and comes with a bunch of new features and usability improvements. See...


Why should I patch my server?

Wait, what? Why should I patch my server? Because you won’t get bug fixes. But my server works just fine, if it’s not broken don’t fix it, right? What about security fixes? My server isn’t accessible from the internet. I’m not worried about it getting hacked....


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