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Fedora Btrfs Activity Continues - New Options To Control Discard, Compression

Pon, 08/10/2020 - 14:37
Fedora developers continue embracing the work on making the Btrfs file-system the default for F33 desktop variants. Their latest progress report indicates new installation options being wired up for the Btrfs support...

Linux 5.9 HID Has Improvement For Faster Probe/Boot Time

Pon, 08/10/2020 - 12:05
The HID changes for Linux 5.9 aren't too many but there are a few worth mentioning for improving input device support on Linux...

R600 Gallium3D Now Has Compute Shaders Working With NIR

Pon, 08/10/2020 - 08:34
If you are still rocking a pre-GCN AMD Radeon graphics card on the R600g driver for the HD 2000 through HD 6000 series, you really ought to consider upgrading in 2020, but otherwise at least from the open-source community there continues to be improvements...

XFS Is Packing Many Improvements With Linux 5.9

Pon, 08/10/2020 - 05:01
The XFS file-system has many improvements ready for the Linux 5.9 kernel...

Linux 5.9 Enables P2PDMA For All AMD CPUs Zen + Newer

Pon, 08/10/2020 - 01:41
The PCI subsystem updates have been sent in for the Linux 5.9 kernel. Peer-to-peer DMA support is now solid for all AMD CPUs of the Zen family or newer...

Intel Emmitsburg Support Begins Appearing In Linux 5.9

Ned, 08/09/2020 - 18:18
Not much is publicly known about Intel's Emmitsburg chipset. Prior to noticing some Linux patches recently referencing Intel Emmitsburg, the only other public mentions of it has been in the context of the Windows HWiNFO program mentioning it in their change-log. With Linux 5.9, Intel has begun adding Emmitsburg support...

NihAV Is An Experimental Multimedia Framework Written In Rust

Ned, 08/09/2020 - 17:08
NihAV is a new open-source, multimedia framework being pursued by FFmpeg/Libav developer Kostya Shishkov...

AMD Sensor Fusion Hub Driver Under Review A Sixth Time For Linux

Ned, 08/09/2020 - 15:49
While a lot of interesting changes are coming for the in-development Linux 5.9 kernel, sadly a long overdue change isn't going to make the merge window and that is the AMD Sensor Fusion Hub driver...

Linux 5.9 Brings More IBM POWER10 Support, New/Faster SCV System Call ABI

Ned, 08/09/2020 - 14:59
With Linux 5.8 there is initial support for booting POWER10 CPUs while with Linux 5.9 there is more POWER10 work underway. Additionally, Linux 5.9 is bringing support for the newer and faster system call ABI for POWER9 and newer with the SCV instruction...

Fedora 33 Moving Closer To LTO-Optimizing Packages

Ned, 08/09/2020 - 12:27
Going back to last year Fedora has been working to enable link-time optimizations by default for their packages. That goal wasn't achieved for Fedora 32 but for Fedora 33 this autumn they still have chances of marking that feature off their TODO list...

Fujitsu Begins Adding A64FX Support To GCC Compiler

Ned, 08/09/2020 - 09:09
The Fujitsu A64FX ARM processor that has 48 cores per node and 32GB of HBM2 memory that currently powers the fastest supercomputer is beginning to see GCC compiler support...

Several Drivers Promoted Out Of Staging With Linux 5.9

Ned, 08/09/2020 - 05:01
The "staging" area of the kernel, where new drivers and other code live that has yet to prove itself or live up to kernel code quality standards, saw a few drivers graduate into Linux mainline proper for the current 5.9 cycle...

LLVM Clang 11 Has A Nice Build Speed Improvement With New Feature For Pre-Compiled Headers

Ned, 08/09/2020 - 01:44
There are many improvements in LLVM/Clang 11.0 due out in the weeks ahead though an interesting change merged prior to last month's code branching that slipped under our radar... If using the clang-cl driver for MSVC or when otherwise making use of pre-compiled headers (PCH) functionality, there is a new option that can offer significant build time speed-ups...

Intel Cloud-Hypervisor 0.9 Brings io_uring Block Device Support For Faster Performance

Sob, 08/08/2020 - 20:27
Intel's Cloud Hypervisor focused on being a Rustlang-based hypervisor focused for cloud workloads is closing in on the 1.0 milestone. With this week's release of Cloud-Hypervisor 0.9 there is one very exciting feature in particular but also a lot of other interesting changes...

Kodi 19 Alpha 1 Released With AV1 Decoding, Many Other HTPC Improvements

Sob, 08/08/2020 - 15:58
Kodi 19 "Matrix" Alpha 1 has been released for this very popular, cross-platform open-source HTPC software...

Linux 5.9 Supports A Lot Of New Audio Hardware, Intel Silent Stream Added

Sob, 08/08/2020 - 14:39
The Linux kernel continues supporting a lot more audio devices and much more punctual than a decade or two ago...

Mesa To Join Other Open-Source Projects With "Main" For Primary Code Branch

Sob, 08/08/2020 - 14:04
This week Mesa developers began drafting plans for transitioning their primary Git branch to "main", following the naming plans of other open-source projects using Git...

Linux 5.9 Networking Changes Are As Active As Ever

Sob, 08/08/2020 - 13:40
Each kernel cycle the networking subsystem sees a lot of churn given the importance of network interconnect performance and reliability especially in high performance computing environments where Linux dominates...

More Wayland Fixes Pile On For KDE Plasma 5.20

Sob, 08/08/2020 - 11:45
Getting KDE's Wayland session into shape remains a priority for developers this year and it's looking like the support should be quite slick come Plasma 5.20...

Char/Misc Is Still Quite Busy With Linux 5.9 Still Lacking An "Accelerator" Subsystem

Sob, 08/08/2020 - 05:02
The "char/misc" area of the kernel continues to be quite busy for Linux 5.9 included as a sort of "catch-all" for the Linux kernel drivers not properly jiving within other areas. While there previously was talk of formally making a hardware accelerator subsystem for the Linux kernel for fitting some of the drivers currently living under char/misc, as of Linux 5.9 that still has not materialized...
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