Security updates have been issued by Debian (cups, cyrus-sasl2, tightvnc, and x2goclient), Fedora (cacti and cacti-spine), openSUSE (mariadb and samba), Oracle (fribidi, git, and python), Red Hat (fribidi, libyang, and qemu-kvm-rhev), Slackware (openssl and tigervnc), and SUSE (firefox, nspr, nss and kernel).
The third 5.5 kernel prepatch
is out; it
was a bit bigger than Linus would have liked.
"Anyway, I'm hoping rc3 is a one-off. In fact, with the holiday season
coming up, I'd be very surprised indeed if it wasn't. So I suspect
things will calm down a lot over the next couple of weeks, but please
do use the down-time to do some extra testing instead, ok?
The Linux control-group mechanism was designed to make it easy to assign
processes to groups or move them around; it is a simple matter of writing a
process ID to the appropriate cgroup.procs
file in the
control-group filesystem hierarchy. That only works for processes that
actually exist, though. Adding the ability to place a new process into a
control group at birth is the subject of this
from Christian Brauner.
Michał Górny describes
to create something one might have never expected to see: a
binary kernel package for the Gentoo distribution. "I have manually
configured the kernels for my private systems long time ago. Today, I
wouldn’t really have bothered. In fact, I realized that for some time I’m
really hesitant to even upgrade them because of the effort needed to update
configuration. The worst part is, whenever a new kernel does not boot, I
have to ask myself: is it a real bug, or is it my fault for configuring it
Security updates have been issued by Debian (cyrus-imapd and gdk-pixbuf), Fedora (cacti, cacti-spine, and fribidi), Red Hat (fribidi, git, and openstack-keystone), Scientific Linux (fribidi), Slackware (wavpack), and SUSE (firefox, kernel, mariadb, spectre-meltdown-checker, and trousers).