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Linux Gets Fix For AMD Zen 3 CPU Frequency Handling Stemming From 8 Year Old Workaround

4 hours 17 min ago
Since 2012 there has been a quirk in the Linux kernel to disable/override using ACPI _PSD data on all AMD processors as a workaround in turn for Windows-specific behavior that clashes with the semantics of the Linux ACPI CPUFreq driver for CPU frequency scaling. With AMD Zen 3 this quirk is no longer needed to behave correctly and thus Linux 5.10 is going to drop this eight year old quirk on Zen 3 and newer...

Wine-Staging 5.20 Released With ESYNC Support Re-Enabled

5 hours 9 min ago
Building off the Friday release of Wine 5.20, a new Wine-Staging release is now available that is carrying more than 750 patches atop the upstream code-base that are currently undergoing testing...

Linux 5.10 Has Initial Support For NVIDIA Orin, DeviceTree For Purism's Librem 5

7 hours 58 min ago
Complementing the ARM(64) architecture changes for Linux 5.10 are now the SoC and board updates that are quite interesting this round...

OpenJ9 0.23 Released As Latest Eclipse Java Virtual Machine

Saturday 24th of October 2020 04:09:03 AM
Version 0.23 of the Eclipse OpenJ9 Java Virtual Machine was released this week in continuing to focus on being a high performance, open-source JVM...

EXT4 Changes Land In Linux 5.10 With Fast Commits, Big Boost For Parallel Writes

Saturday 24th of October 2020 12:28:06 AM
The EXT4 file-system updates have landed in Linux 5.10 with some notable additions for this mature file-system...

Wine 5.20 Released With Various Improvements For Running Windows Software On Linux

Friday 23rd of October 2020 07:36:56 PM
Wine 5.20 was just released as the newest bi-weekly development milestone for this solution to run Windows games and other software on Linux, macOS, and other platforms...

Intel Xe Graphics' Incredible Performance Uplift From OpenCL To oneAPI Level Zero To Vulkan

Friday 23rd of October 2020 03:20:00 PM
Since picking up the Dell XPS 13 9310 for delivering Tiger Lake Linux benchmarks, most of the focus so far has been about the overall processor performance while in this article is our first deep dive into the Gen12 Xe Graphics performance on Linux with Intel's fully open-source graphics and compute stack. Here is a look at how the Tiger Lake Xe Graphics performance is with the Core i7-1165G7 ranging from OpenGL and Vulkan graphics tests to OpenCL, oneAPI Level Zero, and Vulkan compute tests.

AMD SFH Driver To Land With Linux 5.11 For Better Ryzen Laptop Handling In 2021

Friday 23rd of October 2020 01:20:00 PM
It was sadly too late for squeezing into the current Linux 5.10 merge window but it looks like for Linux 5.11 in early 2021 the AMD Sensor Fusion Hub "SFH" driver will make its long awaited debut...

Integer Scaling To Come With Linux 5.11 For Intel Graphics Driver

Friday 23rd of October 2020 12:54:39 PM
Going back more than a year there have been Intel "i915" kernel graphics driver patches implementing integer mode scaling support while finally for Linux 5.11 in early 2021 the support will have landed...

LLVM Clang 12 Adds Support For Vectorization Using Glibc's Vector Math Library

Friday 23rd of October 2020 10:49:23 AM
Upstream LLVM/Clang now supports making use of the vector math library found within the GNU C Library...

Laptop Touchpad Improvements, New Joystick Driver For Linux 5.10

Friday 23rd of October 2020 10:29:03 AM
The Linux 5.10 merge window is closing this weekend but there still is new code landing for this last complete kernel series of 2020...

Ubuntu 21.04 Installer Might Allow EXT4 Encryption Without LVM

Friday 23rd of October 2020 07:23:52 AM
Ubuntu for many years has allowed EXT4 file-system encryption when making use of LVM management but for Ubuntu 21.04 it's looking to offer the file-system encryption without having to go through LVM...

Fedora 33 To Be Released Next Week

Friday 23rd of October 2020 04:04:27 AM
Fedora 33 will manage to ship on-time per its back-up target date of next week Tuesday...

Intel Sends Linux Kernel Patches For VRR / Adaptive-Sync Enablement

Friday 23rd of October 2020 12:41:25 AM
For months now Intel's open-source Linux driver stack has been preparing for VRR support with Gen11/Gen12 graphics. We've seen user-space patches by Intel around VRR while now they are finally sending out their key Linux kernel driver patches with the i915 DRM code...

The Most Innovative ~$50 Graphics Card For Linux Users

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 08:50:47 PM
This ~$50 USD graphics card is open-source friendly, can drive four display outputs simultaneously, passively cooled, and can fit in a PCI Express x1 slot. It's a unique card offering good value especially for those Linux users wanting open-source friendly hardware.

Linux-Based TrueNAS SCALE Alpha Released

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 07:07:35 PM
The crew at iXsystems this week not only released TrueNAS 12.0 as their convergence of TrueNAS and FreeNAS, but they have also put out an alpha build of TrueNAS SCALE as their new Linux-based offering...

Linux 5.10 ARM64 Has A "8~20x" Performance Optimization Forgotten About For Two Years

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 06:45:32 PM
Last week was the main set of ARM 64-bit architecture updates for Linux 5.10 while today a second batch of changes were sent in for this kernel. That first round had the Memory Tagging Extension (MTE) and Pointer Authentication support among other improvements while this secondary pull has two notable performance optimizations...

Ubuntu 20.10 Released With GNOME 3.38, Active Directory Installer Integration

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 05:16:43 PM
Ubuntu 20.10, the "Groovy Gorilla", is now officially available...

LLVM Clang 12 Merges Support For x86_64 Microarchitecture Levels

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 01:02:40 PM
In an effort to better cater towards newer and common x86_64 instruction set extensions, open-source toolchain developers are moving ahead with the work on x86_64 micro-architecture feature levels for being able to target a handful of different "levels" beyond the base x86_64 instruction set...

NFS Client With Linux 5.10 Adds "READ_PLUS" For Faster Performance

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 10:44:13 AM
The NFS client code with Linux 5.10 has another performance optimization...

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