Monthly archives: November, 2015

Ubuntu 15.10 kernel bug

I recently raised (as part of my job) an Ubuntu 15.10 kernel bug (titled “Kernel bug in mm/memory.c when ptrace poking to PROT_NONE map“) that’s hit when trying to use ptrace() to poke to a map that’s marked as having no permissions. Based on comments from Linus Torvalds, it sounds like it used to be…



Loci Compiler v1.3 released

The latest version of the Loci compiler is now available. See the release notes for detailed information about what’s included. A lot of this release is clearing up the low level mechanisms of the language, including: Specify object memory states, which is important for move semantics. Adding sizeof() and alignmask() methods so that unsized types…