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Google Sends Patches For AMD Zen / Zen 2 RAPL PowerCap Support

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 13:07
Building off the work sent out by Google engineers in recent months and merged for Linux 5.8 around RAPL support for AMD Zen / Zen 2 CPUs with supporting the "runtime average power limiting" counters on Linux similar to Intel's longstanding support, that work has continued now with Zen RAPL support in the PowerCap driver...

Intel Making It Easier To Flash Ethernet Device Firmware On Linux

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 11:41
For those using the Intel ICE Linux network driver that is used for the likes of the E800 series, it's now going to be easier updating the device firmware from Linux...

L1d Flushing Patches Revived After It Was Rejected From Linux 5.8 As "Beyond Stupid"

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 07:57
Worked out in recent months by an Amazon engineer was optional L1 data cache flushing on context switches to allow for greater computer security in an era of data sampling vulnerabilities and other data leakage issues via side channels. It was sent in for Linux 5.8 but Linus Torvalds characterized it as "beyond stupid" and not being convinced by it. Well, now it's been revised but isn't yet clear if it will appease Torvalds for mainline inclusion...

Linux 5.9 To Support New EF100 NIC Architecture Developed By Xilinx

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 05:06
One of the new network drivers now queued up for Linux 5.9 is the SFC EF100 driver for the EF100 NIC architecture...

LLVM 11.0-RC1 Now Available For Testing

Sre, 07/29/2020 - 01:21
While LLVM 11.0 was branched almost two weeks ago with many new/improved features for this open-source compiler stack, it has taken until today to get into shape for issuing the first release candidate...

AMD "Navy Flounder" Support Merged Into Mesa 20.2

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 21:27
"Navy Flounder" as the codename for another Navi 2 GPU following the "Sienna Cichlid" Linux driver work has made it into Mesa 20.2 for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver...

Microsoft Engineer Proposes "TRAMPFD" For Improving Linux Security

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 19:00
A Microsoft engineer is proposing the Trampoline File Descriptor "TRAMPFD" as a new kernel API for securely dealing with trampoline code on systems. There are concerns already over the potential performance implications but there does seem to be some interest in this approach...

Valve Hires Another Developer To Work On RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 17:35
Valve appears to have hired yet another open-source graphics driver developer and will initially be working on the Mesa Radeon "RADV" Vulkan driver...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 Hits Beta With New/Updated Application Streams

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 16:03
Red Hat has announced the public beta of the forthcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.3 release...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 Reaches Alpha

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 15:42
Along with OpenMandriva working on a rolling-release version of its distribution long ago derived from Mandrake/Mandriva, OpenMandriva Lx 4.2 is coming along as the next stable release...

Microsoft + Oculus Shipping First Conformant OpenXR 1.0 Implementations

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 14:24
The Khronos Group announced this morning that Microsoft and Oculus are the first two companies shipping conformant OpenXR 1.0 implementations...

GNOME OS Images Available For Testing

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 14:13
GNOME OS as the Linux build with bleeding edge GNOME software for testing continues taking shape and a call for testing has been issued...

Proposed GNOME Patches Would Switch To Triple Buffering When The GPU Is Running Behind

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 12:07
The latest GNOME performance work being explored is effectively how to make the Intel graphics clock speed ramp up quicker when necessary. Canonical developer Daniel van Vugt is working on a set of patches for enabling triple buffering with Mutter when the GPU starts falling behind and that additional rendering work in turn should ramp up Intel GPUs to their optimal frequency in order to smooth out the performance...

Rust-Written Redox OS Now Supports GDB Debugging

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 11:39
For helping to debug more issues within the Rust-written Redox operating system, the GNU Debugger (GDB) is beginning to work well on the platform...

Linux To Allow Limiting Tiger Lake SoC PL4 Package Maximum Power Limit

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 08:48
Intel has been preparing "Power Limit4" support for their Linux PowerCap driver that is being rolled out for the forthcoming Tiger Lake SoCs...

Radeon "Southern Islands" Support Continues Improving In AMDGPU Driver - GPU Reset

Tor, 07/28/2020 - 05:00
The AMD Radeon GCN 1.0 "Southern Islands" graphics processors continue seeing open-source driver improvements on Linux in 2020...

Intel Rolls Out Leadership Changes Following Last Week's 7nm Delay Announcement

Pon, 07/27/2020 - 23:27
Following last week's public disclosure that Intel is running six to twelve months behind on their 7nm production, Intel this evening announced a set of leadership changes to move the company forward...

Purism's Librem 5 "Dogwood" Seeing Improvements In Battery Life

Pon, 07/27/2020 - 23:17
Purism has revealed more details about their improved "Dogwood" batch that will be soon shipping for their Librem 5 GNU/Linux smartphone. The battery life is longer but still short of what is provided by modern day flagship smartphones...

Fedora 33 Making Progress With Their Btrfs-By-Default On The Desktop

Pon, 07/27/2020 - 21:24
A progress report was shared today on the work towards making the Btrfs file-system the default choice for the desktop spins of the upcoming Fedora 33...

Git 2.28 Now Shipping With Feature For Configurable Default/Main Branch Name

Pon, 07/27/2020 - 18:16
Git 2.28 is now officially out this Monday and features continued work on moving off the "master" default branch naming as well as the ongoing work around ultimately transitioning from SHA1 to SHA256 for hashing to prevent possible collisions...