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Aujourd’hui — 27 septembre 2021Phoronix

"Intel Software Defined Silicon" Coming To Linux For Activating Extra Licensed Hardware Features

27 septembre 2021 à 20:45
There has been talk of Intel moving to offer more license-able/opt-in features for hardware capabilities found within a given processor as an upgrade and now we are seeing the Linux signs of that support coming with a driver for "Intel Software Defined Silicon" to allow for the secure activation of such features baked into the processor's silicon but only available as an up-charge option...

Testing The New ASUS Platform Profile Support In Linux 5.15

27 septembre 2021 à 14:15
With the in-development Linux 5.15 kernel there is now support for ACPI Platform Profiles on supported ASUS laptops. This ASUS laptop platform profile support joins the likes of HP, Dell, and Lenovo laptops already having this support exposed under Linux that allows users to control their power/performance preference. Here are some tests with the ASUS ROG Strix G15 AMD Advantage laptop with the platform profile options under Linux 5.15.

Bcachefs Merges Support For Btrfs-Like Snapshots

27 septembre 2021 à 11:34
It's been a while since having any news to report on Bcachefs as the promising open-source file-system born out of the Linux kernel's block cache code. However, Kent Overstreet continues working tirelessly on it and has now merged Bcachefs' snapshot support...

Nintendo Crypto Driver Being Worked On For Linux, Yields Much Better AES Performance

27 septembre 2021 à 11:22
The Linux kernel support around the Nintendo Wii and Wii U game console hardware continues to improve and now a new Nintendo crypto driver is being tackled based on reverse-engineered documentation...

Lavapipe Mesa Software Driver Enables Vulkan 1.2 Support

27 septembre 2021 à 11:10
Adding to the growing list of Mesa 21.3 features for next quarter's feature release is Lavapipe now supporting Vulkan 1.2...

MediaTek Hoping To Bring nanoMIPS Support Upstream Into GCC

27 septembre 2021 à 06:00
The nanoMIPS architecture that was announced by MIPS in 2018 for embedded devices to lower power consumption and yield smaller code footprints was announced for the MIPS I7200 but since then there hasn't been much of nanoMIPS. However, MediaTek is now looking to contribute upstream the compiler support for this processor ISA into GCC...

Linux 5.15-rc3 Released - Looking "Pretty Normal" Plus Performance Fix

26 septembre 2021 à 23:38
Linus Torvalds has now issued the third weekly release candidate of the forthcoming Linux 5.15 kernel...
Hier — 26 septembre 2021Phoronix

Firefox 92 vs. Chrome 94 Browser Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

26 septembre 2021 à 19:29
Given last week's release of Chrome 94, here are some fresh browser benchmarks looking at Firefox 92 stable against Chrome 94 running on Ubuntu Linux...

GNU Wget2 2.0 Released With HTTP2 & SSL Improvements

26 septembre 2021 à 16:06
GNU Wget2 2.0 has been released for this successor to GNU Wget. There are many improvements to this GPLv3+ licensed program. Over the original GNU Wget, Wget2 is faster, supports more protocols especially around HTTP/2 and compression, supports multi-threading / parallel connections, and other improvements...

Updated AMD P-State Driver Published For Linux

26 septembre 2021 à 12:45
Earlier this month AMD published their "amd-pstate" Linux driver that leverages ACPI CPPC data to make more informed CPU frequency scaling decisions with an aim to boost the performance-per-Watt for Zen 3 (and eventually Zen 2) processors on Linux. The second spin of that "amd-pstate" Linux kernel driver is now available for testing...

Linux IO_uring Can Now Achieve Up To ~3.8M IOPS Per-Core

26 septembre 2021 à 12:30
It was just last month when ~3.5M IOPS per-core was impressive with the code for Linux 5.15 to further push Linux's I/O limits. Now for code likely to be included in Linux 5.16 it's currently at 3.8M IOPS with a single tread...
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KDE Plasma 5.24 On Wayland To Support DRM Leasing For VR Headsets

25 septembre 2021 à 19:34
With the KDE Plasma 5.23 release quickly approaching, feature development is already heating up for Plasma 5.24 while concurrently driving many fixes into the v5.23 codebase...

Facebook Has Been Working On BOLT'ing The Linux Kernel For Greater Performance

25 septembre 2021 à 15:20
For several years now Facebook engineers have been working on BOLT as a way to speed-up Linux/ELF binaries. This "Binary Optimization and Layout Tool" is able to re-arrange executables once profiled to generate even faster performance than what can be achieved by a compiler's LTO and PGO optimizations. One of the latest BOLT efforts has been on optimizing the Linux kernel image...

Intel's User Interrupts With Sapphire Rapids Looking Quite Great For Faster IPC

25 septembre 2021 à 14:32
Earlier this month Intel engineers posted their initial Linux kernel enablement around x86 User Interrupts with this feature premiering with Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" CPUs. As implied by the name, the User Interrupt functionality allows for interrupts to bypass the kernel for more efficient, low-latency, low-utilization interrupts being received by other user-space tasks. Intel talked more about User Interrupts this week at LPC2021...

OpenZFS 2.0.6 Released With Support For Newer Kernels

25 septembre 2021 à 12:23
While the OpenZFS 2.1 feature release has been available since July, for those still using the OpenZFS 2.0.x series and not yet prepared to make the jump to that big new release with dRAID and other changes, OpenZFS 2.0.6 was released this week...

Wine-Staging 6.18 Released With 616 Patches Atop Upstream

25 septembre 2021 à 11:52
Building off yesterday's Wine 6.18 development release is now the next Wine-Staging installment that has more than six hundred extra patches on top...

XWayland GLX Path Enables sRGB Support

25 septembre 2021 à 09:00
Another item is now crossed off the XWayland TODO list with OpenGL sRGB support wired up...

Wine 6.18 Released With HID Joystick Enabled By Default

25 septembre 2021 à 00:01
Wine 6.18 has been popped as the newest bi-weekly development release of this software that allows Windows applications and games to run under Linux and in turn what also powers Steam Play's Proton...

BattlEye To Support Valve's Steam Deck / Proton

24 septembre 2021 à 21:52
Yesterday it was Epic Games confirming Easy Anti-Cheat for Linux and Wine/Proton ahead of the Steam Deck launch and today it's BattlEye confirming Proton / Steam Deck support...