LKML News v5.8-rc7

[PATCH 0/6] mm: introduce secretmemfd system call to create “secret” memory areas (Mike Rapoport)

This patchset make another special kind of file for secret memory areas. The file can be opened using secretmemfd(). mmap() of the file creates the secret memory mapping. The mapped pages are marked as not present in the direct map and will have desired protection bits (e..g, uncached).

[PATCH v7 0/6] workingset protection/detection on the anonymous LRU list (

The seventh version of the workingset protection code. In this version, some bugs in code and the workingset detection formula fixed.

Linux 5.8-rc7

This release is slightly larger than what Torvalds would like. Nothing seems worrisome, but Torvalds thinks this might mean rc8 isrequired. He will see how this goes one more week and make the final decision.

Below is the diffstat of the releases in the last two years.

Kernel release stat

Note that the y-axis is in logarithm. I draw it using and using below command:

$ --since 2018-07-27 | ~/lazybox/gnuplot/ \
    --data_fmt table --type labeled-lines --xtics_rotate -90 \
    --font "Times New Roman, 5pt" --ylog --pointsize 0.3

And, below is the diffstat of the -rc4 releases in the last two years.

rc2 release stat

SeongJae Park
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SeongJae Park is a programmer who loves to analyze and develop systems.