Zack's Kernel News
nilfs2 Headed For Inclusion
Ryusuke Konishi has submitted nilfs2 for inclusion in the main kernel tree. Up to now, it has lived in Andrew Morton's -mm tree. As Andrew has said, Konishi's efforts have been quite impressive, and he's offered him some advice for further development. Andrew strongly supports the filesystem and plans to send the patches along to Linus Torvalds in the very near future, barring serious objection from other kernel hackers. nilfs2 provides full versioning within the filesystem, including continuous snapshotting and access to older snapshots.
I had to include the following email in full:
Og here. Greg run off to big hill with white stuff. He leave corn bits and paper. Corn bits have many num-bers. 2 corns. Num-ber on one corn is 22.214.171.124. Num-ber on one corn is 126.96.36.199. Paper have 1 wurd. Paper say "Update!" Og no no what paper meens. Corn only good for wood-chuck. Why Greg care about corn? Og con-fus-ed. Og done.
Linus Torvalds replied, "I'm happy to see that we have sunk to a whole new level of professionalism. And imagine that people ever doubted that open-source could ever be mission critical! Ha!"
Official git Repository
Until now, Linus Torvalds has been listed in the MAINTAINERS file as the maintainer of all kernel things not otherwise maintained, but his git repository wasn't listed. Joe Perches recently posted a patch adding git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git to that entry.
Buy this article as PDF
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.
Klaus Knopper announces the latest version of his iconic Live Linux system.
All websites that use these popular CMS tools could be vulnerable to denial of service attacks if users don't install the updates.
According to a report, many potential victims of the Heartbleed attack have patched their systems, but few have cleaned up the crime scene to protect themselves from the effects of a previous intrusion.
DARPA and NICTA release the code for the ultra-secure microkernel system used in aerial drones.
Should you trust an online service to store your online passwords?
New B+ board lets you build cool things without the complication of a powered USB hub.