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Chef Habitat Joins the Greater Chef Community

Chef Habitat is an open-source automation product for defining, packaging, and delivering applications to any environment, regardless of operating system or platform. Habitat was launched by Chef as a new project with its own stand-alone community site (habitat.sh) in 2016. Chef Habitat has continued to mature...


[$] The seqcount latch lock type

The kernel contains a wide variety of locking primitives; it can be hard to stay on top of all of them. So even veteran kernel developers might be forgiven for being unaware of the “seqcount latch” lock type or its use. While this lock type has...


SUSE Addresses “ZeroLogon” Vulnerability

On September 11, Secura research published a new software vulnerability called “ZeroLogon”, which exploits a protocol weakness in the SMB Netlogon protocol. This vulnerability may affect users of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running Samba servers in older or non-standard configurations. Attackers could use it to bypass...


[$] News from PHP: releases, features, and syntax

As the PHP project nears its 8.0 release, which is currently slated for late November, there are a number of interesting things to report from its development mailing list. For one, the syntax of the attributes feature has finally been s… Continue Reading — [$]...


[$] Key signing in the pandemic era

The pandemic has changed many things in our communities, even though distance has always played a big role in free software development. Annual in-person gatherings for conferences and the like are generally paused at the moment, but even after… Continue Reading — [$] Key signing...


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