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Improved Control Flow Integrity (KCFI) Implementation Submitted For Linux 6.1

Phoronix - 2. Říjen 2022 - 14:27
Along with the Rust infrastructure for Linux 6.1 pull request, another early pull submitted by kernel maintainer Kees Cook for Linux 6.1 is the introduction of a new Control Flow Integrity "CFI" implementation for the Linux kernel to replace the former, less-than-ideal code...

The Most Interesting New Features Of Linux 6.0

Phoronix - 2. Říjen 2022 - 10:55
Barring any last minute reservations today by Linus Torvalds, the Linux 6.0 stable kernel is expected to be christened before the day is through. Linux 6.0 comes with many notable hardware support additions and other improvements, here is a reminder of all what is great about this imminent kernel release...

Debian Choose A Reasonable, Common Sense Solution To Dealing With Non-Free Firmware

Phoronix - 2. Říjen 2022 - 10:26
Debian developers have been figuring out an updated stance to take on non-free firmware considering the increasing number of devices now having open-source Linux drivers but requiring closed-source firmware for any level of functionality. The voting on the non-free firmware matter has now concluded and the votes tallied.....

AMD Publishes New Family 19h CPU Microcode

Phoronix - 2. Říjen 2022 - 9:59
AMD on Friday upstreamed new Family 19h CPU microcode to linux-firmware.git...

Steam On Linux Usage Receded Slightly In September

Phoronix - 2. Říjen 2022 - 1:44
While the Steam on Linux marketshare has been consistently increasing this year since the launch of the Arch Linux powered Steam Deck, the September 2022 numbers are in and surprisingly there is a slight pull-back in Linux use...

System76's Pop!_OS COSMIC Desktop To Make Use Of Iced Rust Toolkit Rather Than GTK

Phoronix - 1. Říjen 2022 - 20:12
System76 has been developing their own COSMIC desktop as the next evolution for their Pop!_OS Linux distribution built atop an Ubuntu base. Interestingly with this big COSMIC desktop undertaking, which is being written in the Rust programming language, they have decided to shift away from using the GTK toolkit to instead make use of Iced-Rs as a Rust-native, multi-platform graphical toolkit...

Rust Infrastructure Pull Request Submitted For Linux 6.1!

Phoronix - 1. Říjen 2022 - 18:24
It's happening, folks! Linus Torvalds already indicated recently he intends to pull the initial Rust programming language support into the Linux 6.1 kernel cycle and today that pull request was submitted to him. Linux 6.0 isn't out yet but should be on Sunday unless any last minute problems, which in turn will mark the start of the two week v6.1 merge window...

Debian 12 Switches To PipeWire & WirePlumber By Default With The GNOME Desktop

Phoronix - 1. Říjen 2022 - 13:56
In addition to Ubuntu 22.10 switching to PipeWire as the default audio server replacement to PulseAudio, upstream Debian has done the same ahead of their Debian GNU/Linux 12 release next year...

AMD Revises Work On GPU Workload Hinting For Linux

Phoronix - 1. Říjen 2022 - 13:39
AMD's Linux graphics driver engineers this week sent out their latest patch series working on workload hints that are used for dynamically tuning the power profile of AMD GPU SoCs based upon the specified workload indicator...

Open-Source Radeon Vulkan Driver Lands APU Fix For Red Dead Redemption 2

Phoronix - 1. Říjen 2022 - 12:20
For those with an AMD APU system like the Steam Deck and using the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver "RADV" and wanting to enjoy the popular game Red Dead Redemption 2, an important fix has been merged for Mesa 22.3...

Blumenkrantz Flushes 17.1k Lines Of Old Mesa Code

Phoronix - 1. Říjen 2022 - 10:38
Well known Zink developer Mike Blumenkrantz, working for Valve on improving Mesa's OpenGL-on-Vulkan driver, has kicked off October by removing a lot of old Mesa code...

AMD Ryzen 7000 Series, Linux 6.0, MGLRU, Rust & IO_uring Made For An Exciting September

Phoronix - 1. Říjen 2022 - 10:29
It was a very exciting September with the launch of the AMD Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, Intel revealing a lot more about Arc Graphics, Linux 6.0 getting buttoned up while feature work toward Linux 6.1 accelerated, ongoing exciting kernel work around MGLRU / IO_uring / RT / etc, and other software releases like GNOME 43 and LLVM 15 all made for an eventful month...

Google Announces Lyra V2 Low Bit-Rate Voice Codec

Phoronix - 30. Září 2022 - 21:11
Last year Google announced the Lyra voice codec for low bit-rates that combined with the open AV1 codec could lead to voice chats on 56kbps connections. Lyra makes use of machine learning and other techniques for extremely low bit-rate speech compression that can function at 3kbps. Google last year open-sourced the Lyra code while today they announced the availability of Lyra V2...

With AMD Zen 4, It's Surprisingly Not Worthwhile Disabling CPU Security Mitigations

Phoronix - 30. Září 2022 - 18:30
While some Linux enthusiasts eagerly recommend users boot their systems with the "mitigations=off" kernel parameter for run-time disabling of various relevant CPU security mitigations for Spectre, Meltdown, L1TF, TAA, Retbleed, and friends, with the new AMD Ryzen 7000 "Zen 4" processors while still needing some software mitigations, it's surprisingly faster for the most part leaving the relevant mitigations enabled...

Linux 6.1 Change Aims To Auto-Detect Logitech HID++ High Resolution Scrolling Support

Phoronix - 30. Září 2022 - 17:30
Currently Linux's Logitech HID++ driver "hid-logitech-hidpp" relies on a static list of device quirks for indicating which Logitech mice support high resolution scrolling. With the upcoming Linux 6.1 kernel, the plan is to change that list of devices/quirks and to automatically determine if a device supports high resolution scrolling...

AMD Sends Last Minute Fixes To Linux 6.0 For RDNA3 Graphics Cards

Phoronix - 30. Září 2022 - 16:00
Linux 6.0 should be released as stable on Sunday unless Linus Torvalds has last minute reservations and decides to extend the cycle by an extra week. AMD has sent in a last minute set of patches for their AMDGPU kernel driver with Linux 6.0 for dealing with what appear to be the upcoming RDNA3 graphics cards...

Intel Arc Graphics A750 + A770 Are Ready To Run On Open-Source Linux Drivers

Phoronix - 30. Září 2022 - 14:02
This week was word of the Intel Arc Graphics A770 launching for $329+ on 12 October, yesterday was the embargo lift on the Arc Graphics A750 also shipping on 12 Ocrober for $289+, and now today is another embargo lift concerning Intel Arc Graphics.....

Linux Mint Improving Its Driver Manager

Phoronix - 30. Září 2022 - 13:42
The Ubuntu-based Linux Mint operating system has been working to enhance its Driver Manager utility for dealing with proprietary and other out-of-tree kernel hardware drivers...

Zink Enables OpenGL Threading For "Huge Perf Gains"

Phoronix - 30. Září 2022 - 11:00
Recently the open-source AMD OpenGL driver "RadeonSI" enabled OpenGL threading by default for the "glthread" option that has long been opt-in on a per-game/app basis. Along with that has been a number of glthread-related improvements to this code that punts executing OpenGL calls to a separate CPU thread. The Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan driver has now unconditionally enabled OpenGL threading too...

Microsoft Adds AV1 Decode Support To Their Mesa D3D12 Driver

Phoronix - 30. Září 2022 - 10:45
Microsoft engineers continue working on improving their Direct3D 12 driver within Mesa for benefiting Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) usage and similar...
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