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Aujourd'hui 3 nouvelles :


  • The 4.13 kernel is out, par corbet, 3 septembre 2017

    dimanche 3 septembre 2017 :: LWN.net :: RSS
    Linus has released the 4.13 kernel, right on schedule. Headline features in this release include kernel hardening via structure layout randomization, native TLS protocol support, better huge-page swapping, improved handling of writeback errors, better asynchronous I/O support, better power management via next-interrupt prediction, the elimination of the DocBook toolchain for formatted documentation, and more. There is one other change that is called out explicitly in the announcement: "The change in question is simply changing the default cifs behavior: instead of defaulting to SMB 1.0 (which you really should not use: just google for 'stop using SMB1' or similar), the default cifs mount now defaults to a rather more modern SMB 3.0." Lire la suite corbet
  • Summary of the DebConf 2038 BoF, par corbet, 3 septembre 2017

    dimanche 3 septembre 2017 :: LWN.net :: RSS
    Steve McIntyre reports from a BoF session on the year-2038 problem at DebConf 17. "It's important that we work on fixing issues *now* to stop people building broken things that will bite us. We all expect that our own computer systems will be fine by 2038; Debian systems will be fixed and working! We'll have rebuilt the world with new interfaces and found the issues. The issues are going to be in the IoT, with systems that we won't be able to simply rebuild/verify/test - they'll fail. We need to get the underlying systems right ASAP for those systems." Lire la suite corbet
  • 100 days of postmarketOS, par corbet, 3 septembre 2017

    dimanche 3 septembre 2017 :: LWN.net :: RSS
    The postmarketOS distribution looks back at its first 100 days. "One of our previously stated goals is using the mainline Linux kernel on as many mobile devices as possible. This is not as easy as it might sound, since many Linux-based smartphones (Android) require binary drivers which depend on very specific kernel versions. It's a tremendous task to rewrite these drivers to work with the current kernel APIs. Nevertheless, some people have been doing that since long before postmarketOS existed. In the case of the Nokia N900 this has been going on for some number of years and almost all components are now supported in the mainline kernel. This has allowed us to use the mainline kernel as the default kernel for the N900, jumping from Maemo's 2.6.x to mainline 4.12!" Lire la suite corbet