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GNU Debugger 11.1 Released With MTE Support, Core File Debugging For 64-bit Cygwin Apps

Phoronix - Tue, 09/14/2021 - 01:34
GDB 11.1 is now available as the latest feature update to the GNU Debugger...

Linux 5.15 Delivers Many Features With New NTFS Driver, In-Kernel SMB3 Server, New Hardware

Phoronix - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 21:16
Feature development is over on the Linux 5.15 kernel with Linux 5.15-rc1 being issued. It's now on to testing and bug fixing over the next two months before the kernel is christened as stable. Here is our original Linux 5.15 feature overview about all of the big changes in this next kernel version.

Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS Special Being Prepared To Deal With Unbootable Media

Phoronix - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 20:56
While Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS shipped one year ago as the last planned point release to the "Bionic Beaver", an emergency issue is leading to Ubuntu 18.04.6 now being prepared...

Still-Pending AMD PSF Control Patch To Be Retailored For KVM

Phoronix - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 20:40
Of all the great stuff for AMD in Linux 5.15, one of the patches still not having yet been mainlined is the control support around Predictive Store Forwarding (PSF) with Zen 3 processors. It's been six months since AMD published their security whitepaper around PSF while the Linux patch has yet to be mainlined while now it seems will be updated for a reduced focus on KVM usage...

Linux Developers Talk Again About An Accelerator Subsystem - Or Moving Them Into The GPU/DRM Area

Phoronix - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 17:57
On and off for years has been talk of an accelerator subsystem for the Linux kernel considering that for now most AI training/inference accelerator drivers end up lodged within the "char/misc" area of the kernel. That accelerator subsystem discussion has been restarted with talks of having such a subsystem or moving those drivers within the GPU/DRM subsystem space...

How to Install Fail2ban on Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux

Tecmint - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:44
The post How to Install Fail2ban on Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

Written in Python, Fail2ban is a free and open-source Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that protects the server against brute-force attacks. After a specified number of incorrect password attempts, the client’s IP address is banned

The post How to Install Fail2ban on Rocky Linux and AlmaLinux first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides.

Replace smart quotes with the Linux sed command

opensource.com - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:01

In typography, a pair of quotation marks were traditionally oriented toward one another. They look like this:

“smart quotes”


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How I rediscovered Logo with the Python Turtle module

opensource.com - Mon, 09/13/2021 - 15:00

When I was in high school, one of the very first programming languages I was introduced to was Logo. It was interactive and visual. With basic movement commands, you could have your cursor (“turtle”) draw basic shapes and intricate patterns. It was a great way to introduce the compelling concept of an algorithm—a series of instructions for a computer to execute.

Fortunately, the Logo programming language is available today as a Python package. So let’s jump right in, and you can discover the possibilities with Logo as we go along.


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