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  • A New Ubuntu Kernel Build With The Very Latest AMDGPU DC Patches For 4.15

    This week the latest AMDGPU DC patches were queued up ahead of Linux 4.15. As covered in that article, those several dozen patches mostly further clean-up this major AMDGPU display code rework and trim it up by a few thousand lines of code. For those wishing to test out this new display stack, here is a fresh Ubutu/Debian x86_64 kernel build.

  • Facebook Developers Working On FSPERF For Better Linux File-System/Block Testing

    Josef Bacik of Facebook's file-system/storage team has announced fsperf as a new testing framework around the Linux file-system/block storage code.

    With every Linux file-system developer seeming to construct his own scripts and to test their file-system/block kernel code in a different manner, Josef is hoping fsperf can unify some of the processes by these Linux kernel developers.

  • SLIMbus Framework Revised For The Linux Kernel

    Linaro developers have restored work on the SLIMbus patches for the Linux kernel, which have long been dormant.

    SLIMbus is the Serial Low-power Inter-chip Media Bus, which is a standard from the MIPI alliance to allow multiple digital audio components to communicate simultaneously and carry multiple audio streams of differing sample rates and bit widths.

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