Linux Kernel: cifs: release auth_key.response for reconnect

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This change “cifs: release auth_key.response for reconnect.” (commit f5c4ba8) in Linux kernel is authored by Shu Wang <shuwang [at] redhat.com> on Fri Sep 8 18:48:33 2017 +0800. Description of “cifs: release auth_key.response for reconnect.” The change “cifs: release auth_key.response for reconnect.” introduces changes as follows. cifs: release auth_key.response for reconnect. There is a race that
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Linux Kernel 4.19.70 Release

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This post summarizes new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux kernel release 4.19.70. Linux 4.19.70 Release contains 95 changes, patches or new features. In total, there are 101,521 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 4.19.70 release compared to Linux 4.19 release. To view the source code of Linux 4.19.70 kernel release online, please
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Linux Kernel: ALSA: hda/realtek – Fix Headphone Mic doesn’t recording for ALC256

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This change “ALSA: hda/realtek – Fix Headphone Mic doesn’t recording for ALC256” (commit d32b666) in Linux kernel is authored by Kailang Yang <kailang [at] realtek.com> on Thu Apr 23 15:10:53 2015 +0800. Description of “ALSA: hda/realtek – Fix Headphone Mic doesn’t recording for ALC256” The change “ALSA: hda/realtek – Fix Headphone Mic doesn’t recording for
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Linux Kernel: fs: handle SEEK_HOLE/SEEK_DATA properly in all fs’s that define their own llseek

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This change “fs: handle SEEK_HOLE/SEEK_DATA properly in all fs’s that define their own llseek” (commit 06222e4) in Linux kernel is authored by Josef Bacik <josef [at] redhat.com> on Mon Jul 18 13:21:38 2011 -0400. Description of “fs: handle SEEK_HOLE/SEEK_DATA properly in all fs’s that define their own llseek” The change “fs: handle SEEK_HOLE/SEEK_DATA properly in
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How to Make DNF and YUM Save Downloaded RPM Packages

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DNF/YUM can automatically download the RPM packages and install them. Under some situations, we may prefer to make a copy of the RPM files for offline usage so that no need to have network connections to install the software packages. For such purposes, we need to make a copy of the RPM packages. It is
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Linux User Group Management and Operations

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Linux allows more than one users to log into the system to run processes/programs at the same time. In order to make this multi-user system work properly, Linux provides ways to isolate and protect users from each other and manage the permissions efficiently. One of the mechanism is user groups. Linux users may be grouped
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Compress PNG Images on Linux

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PNG images already use DEFLATE data compression algorithm involving a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding. But the PNG images can be further compressed by removing non-important metadata or using lossy compression to save storage space and/or data transfer bandwidth. In this post, we introduce 2 compression ways with tools available on Linux. Lossless compression
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4 Features of Python 3.9 That You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off

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Python is one of the most popular programming languages in the world. It is widely popular for a plethora of tasks due to its flexible nature and ease of use. Python has also managed to beat other programming languages such as Java, which were once upon a time, the world’s favorite. In fact, the extent
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Change Another Process’ Environment Variables in Linux

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Each process has its environment variables in Linux. But is it possible to change another process’ environment variable from another process in Linux? If it is possible to do so, how to do it? There is a trick which can work for some scenarios. First, find out the process ID, then start gdb and attach
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Redirect Feed Links to follow.it using .htaccess

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Feedburner used to a powerful tool for RSS feeds publishing and subscriber management. However, feedburner will unlikely leave its maintenance mode because there has been no new features yet less features for quite some years. But RSS feed is still an important part of the Web supported by many software such as WordPress. follow.it is
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Make Grub2 Boot Older Kernel Version in Ubuntu 20.04

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In a Linux system, we may have multiple kernels installed. Usually, it is the latest kernel configured to be the default one the system boot loader will use during automatic boot if there is no manual kernel choosing. In many cases, such as there is no driver ready yet for some devices in newer kernels,
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Add Inline Comments for Multi-line Command in Bash Script

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In Bash script, it is common that multiple small commands run together connected by pipes (|) and the whole command is quite long. For clarity, we may write the command in multiple lines. How to add comments for these long multi-line commands? In Bash, the content after # in a line is the comment. Using
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How to Match Multiple Lines using Regex in Perl One-liners

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Perl one-liners with perl’s regular expression statement can be a very powerful text processing tools used as commands in a terminal or a script. By default, the input to the perl one-liner with -p or -n options is passed line by line. However, when we want to match multiple lines, it gets us some trouble.
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How to Query Transaction By ID in Hyperledger Fabric 2.0

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Querying transaction content out from a blockchain network is a common practice used by common scenarios like exploring the blockchain history or verifying the blockchain transaction content from a known ID. In Hyperledger Fabric, the transaction can be queried using a special system chaincode QSCC (Query System Chaincode) which is for ledger and other Fabric-related
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Blockchain Platforms Introduced, Each in One Sentence

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This post lists some general- and special-purpose nowadays available with a short description in one sentence. Readers can have a quick understanding of what a blockchain network is built for and what uniqueness that blockchain has. I also give links to beginner friendly resources as learn materials. General purpose blockchains Table of Contents General purpose
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How to Install Hyperledger Fabric 2.0 in Ubuntu 18.04

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Hyperledger Fabric is a consortium blockchain system. It’s performance is relatively good and its modular architecture enables it to be usable in many scenarios. Hyperledger Fabric itself has rich documents and samples of test networks. For beginners, deploying a new network for trying and testing still consumes quite some time. In this post, we will
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Grep 2 Lines using `grep` Command in Linux

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grep is excellent to match patterns from STDOUT/text files in command line or scripts. It’s handy. Sometimes, our problem is more complex than finding a keyword from a file. On a first thought, it may sound impossible using grep for such complex problems. But grep can be quite powerful than we thought. Today, let’s check
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How to Install Go 1.13.x on Ubuntu 18.04

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In Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the default Go lang version is 1.10. For compatibility reason, the Ubuntu LTS will usually keep the major release version numbers for packages. However, many applications, such as Hyperledger Fabric 2.0, require a newer version of Go. In this post, let’s take a look at how to install a system level
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