Linux kernel work in progress news

Shuah Khan

Another round of Linux kernel development news:

Stray-write protection for persistent memory

"Persistent memory has a number of advantages; it is fast, CPU-addressable,
available in large quantities and, of course, persistent. But it also,
arguably, poses a higher risk of suffering corruption as a result of bugs
in the kernel." LWN.

You can read about the work in progress in this LWN article:

A memory allocator for BPF code

- Work in progress special memory allocator to reduce memory usage
with a small performance gain. Allocates two buffers one for
for JIT compiler to use to during compile and a second for the
generated code to be copied once the compile step is done.

You can find details -

-- Shuah

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