As you may be aware, starting with 4.12-rc1 Linus will no longer provide signed tarballs and patches for pre-release ("-rc") kernels. Reasons for this are multiple, but largely this is because people who are most interested in pre-release tags -- kernel developers -- do not rely on patches and tarballs to ...read more
The XZ tarballs for the following kernel releases did not initially pass signature verification due to benign changes to the tarball structure done by the pixz compression tool:
These changes would have resulted in GPG returning "Bad Signature ...read more
We are extremely happy to announce that Packet has graciously donated the new hardware systems providing read-only public access to the kernel.org git repositories and the public website (git.kernel.org and www.kernel.org, respectively). We have avoided using cloud providers in the past due to security implications ...read more
If your browser alerted you that the site certificates have changed, that would be because we replaced our StartCOM, Ltd certificates with those offered by our DNS registrar, Gandi. We are very thankful to Gandi for this opportunity.
A common question is why we aren't using the certificates offered ...read more
If you find yourself on an unreliable Internet connection and need to perform a fresh clone of Linux.git, you may find it tricky to do so if your connection resets before you are able to complete the clone. There is currently no way to resume a git clone using ...read more
We are happy to announce that Fastly has offered their worldwide CDN network to provide fast download services for Linux kernel releases, which should improve download speeds for those of you located outside North America. We have modified the front page to offer CDN-powered download links, but all the existing ...read more
We've had to temporarily limit FTP access to mirrors.kernel.org due to high IO load.
We have recently upgraded our hardware in order to increase capacity -- 16TB was no longer nearly sufficient enough to host all the distro mirrors and archives. We chose larger but slower disks and ...read more
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