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
Since we rely on the OpenSSL library for serving most of our websites, we, together with most of the rest of the open-source world, were vulnerable to the HeartBleed vulnerability. We have switched to the patched version of OpenSSL within hours of it becoming available, plus have performed the following ...read more
We started listing xz-compressed versions of kernel archives in all our announcements back in March 2013, and the time has come to complete the switch. Effective immediately, we will no longer be providing bzip2-compressed versions for new releases of the Linux kernel and other software. Any previously released ...
We have added another official frontend for serving the kernel content, courtesy of Vexxhost, Inc. There is now a total of three frontends, one in Palo Alto, California, one in Portland, Oregon, and one in Montreal, Quebec. This should allow for better geographic dispersion of official mirrors, as ...
If you would like to mirror all or a subset of kernel.org git repositories, please use a tool we wrote for this purpose, called grokmirror. Grokmirror is git-aware and will create a complete mirror of kernel.org repositories and keep them automatically updated with no further involvement on your ...read more
Special thanks to Benoît Monin for donating a MIT-licensed CSS theme to the kernel.org project to replace the one we hastily put together. Though the Pelican authors have since obtained a free-license commitment from the copyright owners of the CSS files shipping with Pelican, we wanted to have something ...read more
We've implemented two oft-requested features today:
- The download links now default to .tar.xz versions of archives
- There is now a JSON file with the release information located in https://www.kernel.org/releases.json. If you've been screen-scraping the front page, please use this instead.
If you ...read more
Due to a failure in one of the rsync scripts during the maintenance window, the mirrors of /pub hierarchy on www.kernel.org got erased. We are resyncing them now from the master storage, but in the meantime you will probably get an occasional "Forbidden". The entirety of the archive ...read more
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