openSUSE OBS Can Now Build Windows WSL Images » Linux Magazine

As Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is becoming a critical piece of Microsoft’s cloud and data-center audience, openSUSE is working on technologies that help developers use distributions of their choice for WSL. Users can run the same WSL distribution that they run in the cloud or on their servers.The core piece of openSUSE’s WSL offering is the WSL appx files, which are basically zip files that contain a tarball of a Linux system (like […] Continue Reading…

Linux Sudo bug opens root access to unauthorized users





Sudo, the main command in Linux that allows users to run tasks, has been found to have a vulnerability that allows unauthorized users to execute commands as a root user. The vulnerability, known as CVE-2019-14287, does require a […] Continue Reading…

SD-WAN vs. MPLS: MPLS Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon | IT Infrastructure Advice, Discussion, Community


Gartner says software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) will grow to become a $1.3 billion market by 2021, growing at a 59 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). At the same time, the overall branch office router market will take a steep drop, according to the analysts. A quick scan of the headlines these days reveals a lot of chatter over the benefits of replacing legacy Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) services with more flexible MPLS alternatives such as SD-WAN.

While it is true […] Continue Reading…

Highly Threaded Linux Software Running Under CFS Quotas See Big Performance Fix

Thanks to a Linux kernel fix that is likely to be back-ported to the various stable series, highly threaded software running under CFS quotas for enforcing CPU limits are about to be much faster. At least in a synthetic test case, the kernel fix yields a 30x improvement in performance.
Spotted by the Kubernetes community but affecting others with highly threaded workloads and making use of a CFS quota to restricted shared CPU resources, it turns out that highly-threaded […] Continue Reading…

Red Hat CFO ‘Dismissed’ From Company





Red Hat Inc.’s finance chief Eric Shander has been dismissed from the company, forfeiting a $4 million retention award that was agreed to ahead of Red Hat’s acquisition by International Business Machines Corp. The Raleigh, N.C.-based software company […] Continue Reading…