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(CVE-2016-8655) Linux Kernel Local Privilege Escalation Flaw Patch rolling out to Gentoo Sources kernels.

Just a quick note that I am walking the patch for CVE-2016-8655 down the gentoo-sources kernels. Yesterday, I released the following kernels with the patch backported: sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.8.12-r1 sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.4.36 sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.1.36-r1 Updated: 12/08 Also patched: sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.18.45-r1 sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.12.68-r1 Updated 12/09 sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.10.104-r1 sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.4.113-r1 Updated…
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kdbus not in gentoo-sources

As per upstream developers instructions to Fedora maintainers [1] , kdbus will not be included in any new gentoo-sources genpatches release. Of course, I will revisit when upstream feels it’s ready to be tested in distributions once again. [1] http://lwn.net/Articles/663062/

kdbus in gentoo-sources

  Keeping with the theme of ‘Gentoo is about choice” I’ve added the ability for users to include kdbus into their gentoo-sources kernel.  I wanted an easy way for gentoo users to test the patchset while maintaining the default installation…
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Netflix on Gentoo

Contrary to some articles you may read on the internet, NetFlix is working great on Gentoo. Here’s a snap shot of my system running 3.12.30-gentoo sources and google chrome version 39.0.2171.19_p1.   $ equery l google-chrome-beta * Searching for google-chrome-beta…
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