Linux News for Feb 25, 2002
Alan Cox: Linux 2.2.21-pre3 (Feb 25, 2002, 23:48)
"This merges the main backlog stuff as a big chunk. There are
some small but important fixes left for pre4 then I want to aim for
a 2.2.21 about March 10th or so."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.18-ac1 (Feb 25, 2002, 23:44)
Changelog, link within.
SuSE Security Announcement: cups (SuSE-SA:2002:005)
(Feb 25, 2002, 23:39)
"The well known Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) was found
vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the Internet Printing Protocol
(IPP) handling code. The buffer overflow could be exploited by a
remote attacker as long as their IP address is allowed to connect
to the CUPS server."
UnixReview.com: Certification Scope: Examining the LPI 201 Exam (Feb 25, 2002, 22:38)
"Be forewarned: this is not an exam for novice or casual Linux
users. Although the exam comprises only 56 questions, participants
will find themselves all-too-readily using up the allotted 90
Linux 2.4.19-pre1 Released (Feb 25, 2002, 21:47)
Changelog, link within.
SiliconValley.internet.com: Return of the GNOME (Feb 25, 2002, 21:08)
"Ximian, Inc., Wipro, and Sun Microsystems say they will jointly
develop an open source desktop environment for the Solaris
Operating Environment (OE) based on the upcoming GNOME 2.0."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.18 (Feb 25, 2002, 20:17)
"Finally, 2.4.18. No changes between it and -rc4." Changelog,
OS News.com: Interview with Mandrake's & KDE's David Faure (Feb 25, 2002, 19:23)
"The linker has indeed been identified as a cause for slowdown
when starting C++ applications. Work is being done in that area,
though not by the KDE developers themselves. The objprelink method
does not appear to be stable enough to work around this problem, it
EL Today: Ingres Releases Enterprise RDB 2.6 for Linux on Intel and zSeries Processors
(Feb 25, 2002, 18:32)
"To support customers' strategic adoption of Linux, CA is
offering Advantage Ingres 2.6 for Linux on both Intel and zSeries
processors -- enabling customers to take advantage of the open
source platform across enterprise systems of any required
LinuxDevices.com: A developer's review of REDSonic's Embedded Linux toolkit (Feb 25, 2002, 17:32)
"Many may consider REDSonic to be a minor player in the Embedded
Linux market, with significantly less prominence than the products
offered by Lineo, MontaVista, Red Hat, and LynuxWorks . But as we
will see, REDSonic's RED-Builder has some features and
characteristics that are quite competitive with the other Embedded
LinuxWorld.com: Cheap & easy business accounting with Linux (Feb 25, 2002, 16:17)
"Nola is a free business accounting package, released under the
GPL by the Ohio based-firm Noguska . Noguska has produced a variety
of software for business since 1973."
O'Reilly Network: Improving Compilation Times: A Case Study in Performance Analysis
(Feb 25, 2002, 15:02)
"Before we start looking at the system's workload, let's figure
out what we might suspect to be bottlenecks and plan a tuning
strategy. Based on how we think compilation stresses the system, we
suspect that we will need to look at memory consumption, CPU usage,
and disk I/O."
Linux Journal: Linux Maximus, Part 1: Gladiator-like Oracle Performance (Feb 25, 2002, 13:23)
"...we need to make sure that we squeeze every last drop of
blood out of the turnip when we deploy an Intel based Linux
server--especially for enterprise databases like DB2 and Oracle.
Believe it or not, it's quite easy to get upwards of 1000% database
improvement through proper Linux tuning and database configuration
EL Today: Virtuozzo Enables Over 2000 Instances of Linux On Single Intel-Based Dell Server (Feb 25, 2002, 12:01)
"SWsoft, Inc. today announced testing results for Virtuozzo 2.1,
which set a new standard in enterprise-class Linux performance by
supporting over 2000 instances of the Linux O/S on a low-cost Dell
8450 PowerEdge server."
Kernel Traffic #155 by Zack Brown (Feb 25, 2002, 10:46)
Mailing list threads from the Linux Kernel Development Team.