Announcing the general availability of Oracle Linux 6.7
We're happy to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 6 Update 7, the seventh update release for Oracle Linux 6. You can find the individual RPM packages on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and our public yum repository and ISO installation images are available for download from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.
Oracle Linux 6 Update 7 ships with the following kernel packages:
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 (kernel-uek-3.8.13-68.3.4.el6uek) for x86-64
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 2 (kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.250.7.el6uek) for i386
Red Hat Compatible Kernel (kernel-2.6.32-573.el6) for i386 and x86-64
Gnumeric 1.12.23 Open Source Spreadsheet Editor Brings Fuzzed File Hardening
The development team of the open-source Gnumeric spreadsheet editor software used in numerous GNU/Linux distributions announced the immediate availability for download of Gnumeric 1.12.23.
Wily Werewolf Alpha 2 Released
The second alpha of the Wily Werewolf (to become 15.10) has now been
This alpha features images for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE,
Ubuntu Kylin and the Ubuntu Cloud images.
Pre-releases of the Wily Werewolf are *not* encouraged for anyone
needing a stable system or anyone who is not comfortable running
into occasional, even frequent breakage. They are, however,
recommended for Ubuntu flavor developers and those who want to
help in testing, reporting and fixing bugs as we work towards getting
this release ready.
Samsung docs detail Linux TRIM bug and fix
We've been covering a report from search provider Algolia pointing out a potential issue in Samsung SSDs' TRIM implementation. More recently, Samsung itself reported that the bug actually resides in the Linux kernel, and that the company had submitted a patch for the problem.
Now, we have more details of the bug. Samsung has provided us with internal documents detailing the exact cause of the issue, and the subsequent solution. We're geting a bit technical here, so we'll take some liberty to simplify. When Linux's RAID implementation receives a sequence of read or write operations, it creates separate buffers in memory for each of them.