This wins the “cool” award for this week. This patch set would provide
a mechanism to prevent user-space from modifying the running kernel image.
As someone who is used to finding the specific commit messages in the kernel to
use as the “docs”, this patch is YUGEEE.
Blast from the past! We used to use LEGO Mindstorms in college, this patch is
for the driver for the battery.
Introduces a BPF testing framework, which solves numerous problems with skb and
xdp programs being difficult to test.
Prevents a syscall from modifying the address limit of the caller. Patch could
be used to mitigate bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues#990.
Let’s be honest, everyone knows who the real members of the swamp in the kernel
HOLY CRIKEY BATMAN even though this is the 6th patch set sent out for this
feature I am still giddy like a school girl.
Welcome to Naming Things 101.
There was a new Bcachefs release and we are all reminded that is a thing that
exists and has about as many production users as attendees at an OpenBSD meetup.
All I have to say is fuckingclangwarnings.com.
RFC to add a new flag to mitigate some path transversal bugs, also has some
obvious sandboxing use cases.
Human error when a reviewer spells their own email wrong. Jokes are made but
all in good fun.
Someone tries to reinvent the wheel, realizes most of the functionality can already
be achieved and sadly that their patch name is too “marketing”.
The drm subsystem is on the shit list this week for making Linus go all caps
mode over nested defines & gcc warnings.
A new namespace is proposed to benefit container networking performance. This
just neat imho and there is no drama yet which is the actual shocker.
A thread that started as a bug, turned into a compiler version debate, morphed into
a thread focusing on compiling kernels faster. Unsure if this can even be
considered a bike shed or if it needs a new name.