Linux Kernel

Linux 5.13 brings more fixes to FPU / XSTATE management mess

Earlier this month, Linux 5.13 disabled Intel’s ENQCMD feature for upcoming Xeon “Sapphire Rapids” processors because the kernel software code surrounding it was deemed “broken beyond repair.” Most of the recent fixes submitted by Intel regarding the kernel code rework for the upcoming CPU functionality have turned out to be rather thorny having already been […]

Linux Kernel

Google wants to help improve memory security in Linux kernel

The nonprofit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), with financial support from Google, hired Linux kernel developer Miguel Ojeda to work to bring the benefits of the Rust programming language Linux core. ISRG, which also supports the free version of Let’s Encrypt SSL certification authority, hired Ojeda to work full time on extending the use of […]