I believe its time for WHO to declare COVID-19 as pandemic. More number of people may die in middle east(iran, Yemen, Libya etc) and other countries where sanctions are impacted. I predict the number of dead may be more than number of people dies in the middle east war.
The random changes have been sent in for Linux 5.6 that yield /dev/random behavioral changes and a new random flag.
Source: /dev/random Is More Like /dev/urandom With Linux 5.6 – Phoronix
With the onset of a new decade, Linux Kernel 5.6 is already prepared to resolve the “Y2038” or “Unix Y2K” problem that can arise in the upcoming decade.
Source: Linux Kernel 5.6 Ready To Fix Year 2038 Problem
Ahead of USB4 devices expected to begin appearing later this year, the Linux 5.6 kernel is wired up with initial USB4 support.
Source: USB4 Support Lands In The Linux 5.6 Kernel – Phoronix
Researchers have release a new proof-of-concept attack targeting a new Intel Speculative-type bug called CacheOut present in most Intel CPUs.
Source: New ‘CacheOut’ Attack Targets Intel CPUs | Threatpost
A fresh version of the Windows take on DTrace will allow developers to chase down those pesky low-level bugs without exposing the posterior of their systems to miscreants.
Source: Kernel debugger begone: Microsoft emits update for DTrace on Windows 10 • The Register
Linus Torvalds has released the first stable Linux kernel update of 2020, Linux 5.5 – and it’s on schedule despite the worries that downtime over the holidays would have an impact on its release. The Linux 5.5 kernel update (dubbed “Kleptomaniac Octopus”) brings a host of performance tweaks as well as support for devices like the Raspberry Pi 4 and Broadcom chip BCM2711.
Source: “Welcome, Kleptomaniac Octopus” – Linux 5.5 Lands, Here’s What’s New