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Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (Jessie) Officially Released 128

prisoninmate writes: The Debian Project has announced the immediate availability of the first maintenance release of Debian GNU/Linux 8 (Jessie). As expected, Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 comes with a new Linux kernel, version 3.16.7-ctk11, which fixes the well-known EXT4 data corruption issue caused by delayed and unwritten extents, blacklists queued TRIM on Samsung 850 Pro SSDs, adds support for XHCI on APM Mustang USB, and updates Crucial/Micron blacklist in libata.
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Debian GNU/Linux 8.1 (Jessie) Officially Released

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08, 2015 @09:08AM (#49866395)

    This releases also fixes a grave bug in systemd. Depending on several conditions, it would SIGKILL things way too aggressively on shutdown, causing data corruption and data loss if the service it just SIGKILLed in haste had anything worthwhile to do.

    Interestingly enough, that bug was fixed post-haste by Ubuntu, and a bit more sluggishly by Debian the moment someone came across the issue and found a bug report in Fedora that described the root cause... while the same bug still lingers in the Fedora bug tracking. In fact, it is still open in Fedora and systemd upstream. Note that said bug was reported to Fedora in 2014-09 !!

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1141137

    I sure hope this attitude is not prevalent in the RHEL side.

    • Frankly, tells us more about Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora than systemd.

  • Does it have an SELinux policy now?
  • Real time kernels? Did they resolve the funding issue?

    • No replies to this post really demonstrates how clueless and inexperienced /. readers are these days.

  • by Narcocide ( 102829 ) on Monday June 08, 2015 @09:25AM (#49866519) Homepage

    If you don't want systemd then in your /etc/apt/preferences, add:

    Package: systemd
    Pin: origin ""
    Pin-Priority: -1

    • BTW ha-ha to all you all you guys who pushed EXT4 before it was ready for prime-time while making fun of those of us still using XFS or ReiserFS. Whose filesystem buried their inodes in the back yard now, huh?

      • ext4 was more than ready when it became default in Debian.

        • Yea, sure, if you omit "doesn't randomly corrupt filesystem on reboot" from the list of mandatory requirements.

          • It didn't happen to me. I wasn't even aware there was such a large-scale bug. And it's not as if reseirfs or XFS were bug-free either. If I were scared by ext4, I'd use ext3, not reiser or XFS.

            • by bro2 ( 3615611 )
              So the fact that the bug didn't affect you is an argument for what, exactly?
              • who was affected? A bug that affects only 0.0001% of users is a lot less relevant.

              • According to Slashdot it affected only kernels 3.4 to 3.6. I wasn't using any of those kernels so I was fine. It's more an argument against those specific (unpatched) kernel versions than against ext4 as a filesystem.

      • ha-ha to all you all you guys who pushed EXT4 before it was ready for prime-time while making fun of those of us still using XFS or ReiserFS. Whose filesystem buried their inodes in the back yard now, huh?

        XFS has eaten some of my data, ext4 never has. Anecdote, data, whatever, XFS can blow me.

    • by antdude ( 79039 )

      But don't we want to get systemd since it is the future? :( I am just going to stick with oldstable for a while.

  • Especially for multimedia manipulation. Our project FreeSWITCH http://freeswitch.org/ [freeswitch.org] needed most of the updates in jessie to be able to run properly. All the libraries like libavcodec, libavformat and vlc etc. it's harder than it looks to swap out libraries because you need harmony among all the software it supports. Sometimes changing one library can cause a lot of issues that are not always immediately visible. New releases, even if not exciting on the outside, often have a lot going on behind the s
  • Alternate (Score:4, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 08, 2015 @10:14AM (#49867103)
    Time to move to Slackware then? Or pick another: http://without-systemd.org/wik... [without-systemd.org]

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