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[$] How many kernel test frameworks?

목, 2019/06/06 - 12:52오전

The kernel self-test framework (kselftest) has been a part of the kernel for some time now; a relatively recent proposal for a kernel unit-testing framework, called KUnit, has left some wondering why both exist. In a lengthy discussion thread about KUnit, the justification for adding another testing framework to the kernel was debated. While there are different use cases for kselftest and KUnit, there was concern about fragmenting the kernel-testing landscape.


Security updates for Wednesday

수, 2019/06/05 - 11:55오후
Security updates have been issued by Debian (python-django), openSUSE (curl and libtasn1), Oracle (kernel), Red Hat (etcd, kernel-alt, and rh-python36-python-jinja2), Scientific Linux (thunderbird), SUSE (libvirt), and Ubuntu (db5.3, linux, linux-aws, linux-gcp, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux, linux-aws, linux-gcp, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon, linux, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon, linux-aws-hwe, linux-hwe, linux-oracle, linux-hwe, and linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon).

CockroachDB relicensed

수, 2019/06/05 - 6:09오전
The CockroachDB database management system has been relicensed; the new license is non-free. "CockroachDB users can scale CockroachDB to any number of nodes. They can use CockroachDB or embed it in their applications (whether they ship those applications to customers or run them as a service). They can even run it as a service internally. The one and only thing that you cannot do is offer a commercial version of CockroachDB as a service without buying a license."

Firefox adds tracking protection by default

수, 2019/06/05 - 6:06오전
The Mozilla blog announces a new Firefox feature: "One of those initiatives outlined was to block cookies from known third party trackers in Firefox. Today, Firefox will be rolling out this feature, Enhanced Tracking Protection, to all new users on by default, to make it harder for over a thousand companies to track their every move. Additionally, we’re updating our privacy-focused features including an upgraded Facebook Container extension, a Firefox desktop extension for Lockwise, a way to keep their passwords safe across all platforms, and Firefox Monitor’s new dashboard to manage multiple email addresses."

[$] Fun with LEDs and CircuitPython

수, 2019/06/05 - 1:44오전

Nina Zakharenko has been programming for a long time; when she was young she thought that "the idea that I could trick computers into doing what I tell them was pretty awesome". But as she joined the workforce, her opportunities for "creative coding" faded away; she regained some of that working with open source, but tinkering with hardware is what let her creativity "truly explode". It has taken her years to get back what she learned long ago, she said, and her keynote at PyCon 2019 was meant to show attendees the kinds of things can be built with Python—starting with something that attendees would find in their swag bag.


Three stable kernels

화, 2019/06/04 - 11:49오후
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

화, 2019/06/04 - 11:35오후
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

화, 2019/06/04 - 11:04오후
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

화, 2019/06/04 - 6:48오전
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.