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Old 06-24-2020, 12:53 PM   #2431
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A third round of release candidates for the 4.19.130 and the 4.14.186 updates have been made available for testing.

4.19.130-rc3, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/01032.html

4.14.186-rc3, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/01031.html
 
Old 06-25-2020, 03:16 AM   #2432
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Did anyone else notice -- and raise an eyebrow in the Nimoydian style -- that that's 850 patches over the last two minor point releases alone, of a "STABLE" series!

As Penfold would say,

CRIKEY!
 
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Old 06-25-2020, 07:29 AM   #2433
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Yes, but more interesting were the bugfixes for ext4 and btrfs... that raised eyebrows here!
 
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Old 06-25-2020, 08:37 AM   #2434
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I found this to be of interest. You may or may not.


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Linux To Begin Tightening Up Ability To Write To CPU MSRs From User-Space
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 25 June 2020 at 08:35 AM EDT.

The Linux 5.9 kernel is slated to begin introducing new restrictions on allowing writes to CPU model specific registers (MSRs) from user-space.

Via the Linux kernel x86 MSR driver, writes to arbitrary model specific registers from user-space is allowed -- assuming you have root permissions. But even with requiring root access, there are security implications and other issues in allowing any CPU MSRs to be written to from user-space without the intervention of the kernel via /dev/cpu/[CPU-number]/msr...............
The full article can be found here, https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ightening-MSRs

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Old 06-25-2020, 08:59 AM   #2435
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Kernel updates 4.19.130 and 4.14.186 are now available at,

https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-4.19.130

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-4.14.186

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Old 06-26-2020, 02:47 PM   #2436
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Did anyone else notice -- and raise an eyebrow in the Nimoydian style -- that that's 850 patches over the last two minor point releases alone, of a "STABLE" series!

As Penfold would say,

CRIKEY!
Indeed, I have noticed. I don't think I've seen that much activity at once over the course of two stable point releases. The kernel is a complex piece of machinery with a lot of code paths, perhaps the COVID-19 thing begets more idle hands and more bugs are being discovered. Much of it isn't stuff that jumps right out at you, but for example obscure cases that can cause a race.
 
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Old 06-26-2020, 02:53 PM   #2437
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I have always enabled it, but I don't think I have ever used the MSR driver. I guess I should rethink that, why have it in my kernels. I have it built in right now, but I used to build it as a module and never saw it get loaded.
 
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Old 06-28-2020, 05:09 PM   #2438
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5.8-rc3

Release Candidate 3, for the 5.8 "mainline" development kernel has been been made available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-5.8-rc3.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/04462.html

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Old 06-29-2020, 12:10 PM   #2439
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Here we go again.
The Linux Kernel Archive hasn't seen a new post since 23:47 EDT, last night, 28 June 2020.
This is the second time in the last 5 days.
Does anyone know how to contact them and make them aware of the problem?


Edit in, I just sent Greg KH an e-mail.

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Old 06-29-2020, 04:20 PM   #2440
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Year 2020, Round 41

Another batch of kernel updates has been scheduled for release on Wednesday, 01 July 2020, at approximately 03:30, GMT. If no problems are found while testing the release candidates, they might be available sometime on Tuesday (depending on your time zone).

There will be 265 patches in the 5.7.7 update, 178 in 5.4.50, 131 in 4.19.131, 78 in 4.14.187, 191 in 4.9.229 and, finally, 135 patches in the 4.4.229 update.

The details:

5.7.7-rc1, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/06513.html

5.4.50-rc1, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/05477.html

4.19.131-rc1, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/05546.html

4.14.187-rc1, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/05275.html

4.9.229-rc1, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/05812.html

4.4.229-rc1, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...6.3/04966.html

Normally, Greg K-H provides the above information, but today it was posted by Sasha Levin.
He or she has mislabelled 4.14.187 as 4.14.186. Perhaps that will be corrected.
We'll see.

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Old 07-01-2020, 04:01 AM   #2441
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5.7.7 et al. have been released
 
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Old 07-01-2020, 04:04 AM   #2442
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Kernel 5.4.50
 
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Old 07-01-2020, 06:37 AM   #2443
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As reported above,

Kernel updates 5.7.7, 5.4.50, 4.19.131, 4.14.187, 4.9.229 and 4.4.229 are now available at,

https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...hangeLog-5.7.7

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-5.4.50

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-4.19.131

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-4.14.187

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.229

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.4.229

There seems to be a bit of confusion at kernel.org recently.

As of midnight EDT, 30 June 2020, none of these had been posted and the error of listing 4.14.187, on the archive mailing list as 4.14.186, has yet to be corrected or acknowledged (as of the moment). As they say, "Mine is not to reason why,...."

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Old 07-01-2020, 07:36 AM   #2444
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Sometimes the kernels don't show up in kernel.org in time, but you can see and download them here: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...able/linux.git
 
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Sometimes the kernels don't show up in kernel.org in time, but you can see and download them here: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...able/linux.git
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