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[News] Linux Kernel Overviews, A Look at Cryptmount

  • Subject: [News] Linux Kernel Overviews, A Look at Cryptmount
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:13:18 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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The kernel column #88

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| Five years of Git
| Christian Ludwig noted that itâs now been 
| five years since Linus Torvalds â frustrated 
| by the fallout from use of the proprietary 
| BitKeeper software â wrote the guts of the 
| Git distributed revision control system in 
| the space of about a week. A lot more effort 
| has gone in since then, and Junio C Hamano 
| (as well as many others) continue to do an 
| excellent job further developing and 
| maintaining Linusâs original invention. Git 
| (now at version 1.7.1) is used by a vast 
| number of different open source projects, 
| and tools like gitweb, github and others 
| make collaboration between developers easier 
| than ever before. Christian Ludwig has made 
| a fun video showing Git kernel history,


Guest Blog: Rares Aioanei â Weekly Kernel Review (openSUSE Flavor)


Get simple access to encrypted Linux filesystems with cryptmount

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| Version 2.4.x of the Linux kernel allowed 
| easy access to encrypted filesystems via the 
| loopback device. While the 2.6 series 
| provides improved facilities in the form of 
| the device-mapper, they are more complicated 
| to use and require superuser privileges. To 
| get back to simplicity, English developer RW 
| Penney created cryptmount, a utility that 
| manages all the details so that a user can 
| just type cryptmount my_filesystem or 
| cryptmount -u my_filesystem to make their 
| data available or hidden.



Linux 2.6.25-rc8

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| No cute April 1st shenanigans, just a regular -rc release that happened to 
| come up today because I was waiting for the input layer oops-fixes to be 
| ready and tested.
| I think the dirstat continues to be fairly informative, with arch/ and 
| drivers dominating as usual. And within arch, a fair amount of the line 
| noise are all those defconfigs. I wish we had some saner way of handling 
| that, but apart from causing noise in the statistics there aren't any real 
| downsides. 

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