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Three stable kernels

Tuesday 4th of June 2019 02:49:01 PM
Stable kernels 5.1.7, 5.0.21, and 4.19.48 have been released. They all contain the usual set of important fixes. This is the last 5.0.y release and users should move to 5.1.y now.

Security updates for Tuesday

Tuesday 4th of June 2019 02:35:47 PM
Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (python-django and python2-django), Debian (heimdal), Fedora (kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-tools, and sqlite), openSUSE (containerd, docker, docker-runc, go, go1.11, go1.12, golang-github-docker-libnetwork and GraphicsMagick), Oracle (thunderbird), Red Hat (systemd and thunderbird), SUSE (bind and firefox), and Ubuntu (qtbase-opensource-src).

Šabić: eBPF and XDP for Processing Packets at Bare-metal Speed

Tuesday 4th of June 2019 02:04:17 PM
Nedim Šabić has written a tutorial article on using the eXpress Data Path for fast packet filtering. "Now comes the most relevant part of our XDP program that deals with packet’s processing logic. XDP ships with a predefined set of verdicts that determine how the kernel diverts the packet flow. For instance, we can pass the packet to the regular network stack, drop it, redirect the packet to another NIC and such. In our case, XDP_DROP yields an ultra-fast packet drop."

[$] Yet another try for fs-verity

Monday 3rd of June 2019 09:48:24 PM
The fs‑verity mechanism has its origins in the Android project; its purpose is to make individual files read-only and enable the kernel to detect any modifications that might have been made, even if those changes happen offline. Previous fs‑verity implementations have run into criticism in the development community, and none have been merged. A new version of the patch set was posted on May 23; it features a changed user-space API and may have a better chance of getting into the mainline.

Security updates for Monday

Monday 3rd of June 2019 03:02:59 PM
Security updates have been issued by Arch Linux (curl, lib32-curl, lib32-libcurl-compat, lib32-libcurl-gnutls, libcurl-compat, libcurl-gnutls, and live-media), Debian (doxygen and php5), Fedora (cryptopp, drupal7-context, drupal7-ds, drupal7-module_filter, drupal7-path_breadcrumbs, drupal7-uuid, drupal7-views, drupal7-xmlsitemap, and sleuthkit), openSUSE (axis, chromium, containerd, docker, docker-runc, go, go1.11, go1.12, golang-github-docker-libnetwork, curl, doxygen, GraphicsMagick, java-1_7_0-openjdk, libtasn1, libvirt, lxc, lxcfs, NetworkManager, php5, php7, screen, sles12sp3-docker-image, sles12sp4-image, system-user-root, and thunderbird), Oracle (kernel), SUSE (apache2-mod_jk and libpng16), and Ubuntu (doxygen).

Kernel prepatch 5.2-rc3

Monday 3rd of June 2019 01:17:48 PM
The 5.2-rc3 kernel prepatch has been released. "Anyway, even ignoring the SPDX changes, there's just a lot of small fixes spread all over, not anything that looks particularly scary or worrisome. Maybe next week is when the other shoe drops, but maybe this will just be a nice calm release. That would be lovely."

Five new stable kernels

Friday 31st of May 2019 04:15:32 PM
The 5.1.6, 5.0.20, 4.19.47, 4.14.123, and 4.9.180 stable kernels have been released. As usual, they contain important fixes throughout the kernel tree; users of those series should upgrade.

[$] SIGnals from KubeCon

Friday 31st of May 2019 03:04:05 PM
The basic organizational construct within the Kubernetes project is a set of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), each of which represents a different area of responsibility within the project. Introductions to what the various SIGs do, as well as more detailed sessions, were a core part of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2019, as the different groups explained what they're doing now and their plans for the future. Two sessions, in particular, covered the work of the Release and Architecture SIGs, both of which have a key role in driving the project forward.

Security updates for Friday

Friday 31st of May 2019 01:38:14 PM
Security updates have been issued by Debian (miniupnpd and qemu), Fedora (drupal7-entity and xen), openSUSE (kernel), Oracle (bind and firefox), Red Hat (go-toolset-1.11-golang), SUSE (cronie, evolution, firefox, gnome-shell, java-1_7_0-openjdk, jpeg, and mailman), and Ubuntu (corosync, evolution-data-server, gnutls28, and libseccomp).

More in Tux Machines

Audiocasts/Shows: Linux in the Ham Shack and Linux Headlines

  • LHS Episode #302: The End of Kenwood

    Welcome to Episode 302 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this short topic episode, the hosts discuss the potential end of Kenwood in the amateur radio market, emcom in Montucky, Storm Area 51, HF on satellites, a huge update for PulseAudio, the Linux 5.3 kernel and much more. Thank you for listening and have a fantastic week.

  • 09/19/2019 | Linux Headlines

    Fresh init system controversy at the Debian project, a more scalable Samba, and a big release for LLVM. Plus GitHub's latest security steps and a new version of OBS Studio.

Android Leftovers

When Diverse Network ASICs Meet A Unifying Operating System

And it has also been a decade since switch upstart Arista Networks launched its Extensible Operating System, or EOS, which is derived from Linux. [...] The cross-platform nature of ArcOS, coupled with its ability to run in any function on the network, could turn out to be the key differentiator. A lot of these other NOSes were point solutions that could only be deployed in certain parts of the network, and that just creates animosity with the incumbent vendors that dominate the rest of the networking stack. Given the mission-critical nature of networking in the modern datacenter, it costs a great deal to qualify a new network operating system, and it can take a lot of time. If ArcOS can run across more platforms, qualify faster, and do more jobs in the network, then, says Garg, it has a good chance of shaking up switching and routing. “That totally changes the business conversation and the TCO advantages that we can bring to a customer across the entirety of their network.” Read more

Server: Kubernetes/OpenShift, OpenStack, and Red Hat's Ansible

  • 9 steps to awesome with Kubernetes/OpenShift presented by Burr Sutter

    Burr Sutter gave a terrific talk in India in July, where he laid out the terms, systems and processes needed to setup Kubernetes for developers. This is an introductory presentation, which may be useful for your larger community of Kubernetes users once you’ve already setup User Provisioned Infrastructure (UPI) in Red Hat OpenShift for them, though it does go into the deeper details of actually running the a cluster. To follow along, Burr created an accompanying GitHub repository, so you too can learn how to setup an awesome Kubernetes cluster in just 9 steps.

  • Weaveworks Named a Top Kubernetes Contributor

    But anyone who knows the history of Weaveworks might not be too surprised by this. Weaveworks has been a major champion of Kubernetes since the very beginning. It might not be too much of a coincidence that Weaveworks was incorporated only a few weeks after Kubernetes was open sourced, five years ago. In addition to this, the very first elected chair of the CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee, responsible for technical leadership to the Cloud Native Foundation was also headed up by our CEO, Alexis Richardson(@monadic) (soon to be replaced by the awesome Liz Rice (@lizrice) of Aqua Security).

  • Improving trust in the cloud with OpenStack and AMD SEV

    This post contains an exciting announcement, but first I need to provide some context! Ever heard that joke “the cloud is just someone else’s computer”? Of course it’s a gross over-simplification, but there’s more than a grain of truth in it. And that raises the question: if your applications are running in someone else’s data-centre, how can you trust that they’re not being snooped upon, or worse, invasively tampered with?

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 Enhances Infrastructure Security and Cloud-Native Integration Across the Open Hybrid Cloud

    Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15, the latest version of its highly scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. Based on the OpenStack community’s "Stein" release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 adds performance and cloud security enhancements and expands the platform’s ecosystem of supported hardware, helping IT organizations to more quickly and more securely support demanding production workloads. Given the role of Linux as the foundation for hybrid cloud, customers can also benefit from a more secure, flexible and intelligent Linux operating system underpinning their private cloud deployments with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Accelerates Past Major Adoption Milestone, Now Manages More Than Four Million Customer Systems Worldwide

    Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that more than four million customer systems worldwide are now automated by Red Hat Ansible Automation. Customers, including Energy Market Company, Microsoft, Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Surescripts all use Red Hat Ansible Automation to automate and orchestrate their IT operations, helping to expand automation across IT stacks. According to a blog post by Chris Gardner with Forrester Research, who was the author of The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2019, "Infrastructure automation isn’t just on-premises or the cloud. It’s at the edge and everywhere in between."1 Since its launch in 2013, Red Hat Ansible Automation has provided a single tool to help organizations automate across IT operations and development, including infrastructure, networks, cloud, security and beyond.