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Linux 5.17 To Continue With I/O Optimizations, 5~6% Improvement Pending For NVMe

Phoronix - 17. Listopad 2021 - 21:23
The recently-ended Linux 5.16 merge window saw significant I/O improvements driven primarily by maintainer Jens Axboe's recent focus on relentlessly optimizing the block and IO_uring code for record-setting per-core IOPS. As good as those improvements are, Linux 5.17 should be even better...

Intel Developing Universal Scalable Firmware As Next-Gen Firmware Platform

Phoronix - 17. Listopad 2021 - 19:55
Intel passed along news today of their development efforts around Universal Scalable Firmware, a new initiative they are pursuing to simplify and scale firmware development for hardware from edge computing devices to the cloud...

Ubuntu Maker Canonical Planning To Vastly Improve Its Documentation

Phoronix - 17. Listopad 2021 - 15:00
Back in the day Ubuntu's Wiki was a great resource for Linux documentation but less so these days while the Arch Linux Wiki is often viewed as a gold standard for open-source documentation. Canonical though is now hoping to radically improve the documentation for Ubuntu and its other software offerings...

Copper Aims To Improve Mesa's Zink Efficiency In 2022

Phoronix - 17. Listopad 2021 - 14:32
Following the news from last week of experimental Zink code running Wayland's Weston compositor over this Mesa-based OpenGL-on-Vulkan implementation, developer Mike Blumenkrantz has opened up about some of the ongoing work to improve the efficiency of Zink and making such advancements a reality...

Linux 5.17 To Support Temperature Monitoring For New AMD Zen Generation

Phoronix - 17. Listopad 2021 - 12:07
The Linux 5.17 kernel next year will support temperature monitoring for a "new generation" of AMD Zen processors...

NVIDIA Looks To Improve Power Management For Linux VFIO PCIe Devices

Phoronix - 17. Listopad 2021 - 11:50
NVIDIA is looking to enable run-time power management for the VFIO PCI Linux driver to allow for better power-savings...

Sound Open Firmware For AMD Audio Hardware Arrives, Initially For Renoir ACP

Phoronix - 17. Listopad 2021 - 11:28
Back in 2018 Intel founded Sound Open Firmware as their effort to provide an open-source audio DSP firmware and software development kit. AMD has begun supporting Sound Open Firmware too now, initially for the Renoir audio co-processor (ACP)...

Google Proposes "Page Table Check" For Fighting Some Types Of Linux Memory Corruption

Phoronix - 17. Listopad 2021 - 6:00
Last week Google engineers uncovered a reference count underflow issue affecting all Linux kernels going back to v4.14 in 2017. This issue led to memory leaking from one process to another and only uncovered by accident. To address this class of memory corruption issues moving forward, Google is proposing a new "Page Table Check" feature moving forward...

CentOS Linux 8 Updated Against RHEL 8.5 Before Going EOL

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 20:27
Following last week's release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.5, CentOS Linux 8 version 2111 has been released as its RHEL 8.5 rebuild. This comes ahead of CentOS 8 becoming end-of-life at year's end...

Vulkan 1.2.199 Released With New Extension To Help VKD3D-Proton

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 20:05
Vulkan 1.2.199 is out with another new extension driven as part of Valve's work around Steam Play (Proton) and the Direct3D over Vulkan efforts...

NVIDIA Releases Open-Source Image Scaling SDK With Cross-Platform GPU Support

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 15:30
Along with introducing DLSS 2.3 today, NVIDIA is making public an open-source Image Scaling SDK with promised cross-platform GPU support...

Linux 5.17 To Boast A Big TCP Performance Optimization

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 15:19
While the Linux 5.16 merge window just ended and that kernel won't be out until the tail end of the calendar year, already for Linux 5.17 new material is beginning to accumulate in the respective subsystem development trees... One set of changes merged this morning from Google can provide a sizable performance win around TCP performance in the datacenter...

AMD Releases ROCm AOMP 14.0 Compiler - Switches To New "amd-stg-open" Branch

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 15:00
AMD released AOMP 14.0 during SC21 week as the newest version of their LLVM/Clang-based compiler providing OpenMP GPU offload support for Radeon graphics processors...

Red Hat's Stratis Storage 3.0 Released With Many Improvements

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 13:00
For over four years now Red Hat has been working on Stratis as their new Linux storage solution. As an alternative to shifting to newer file-systems like Btrfs or the controversial OpenZFS, Stratis has been about offering similar advanced Linux storage features while building atop LVM, DeviceMapper and XFS all while using the modern Rust programming language. Stratis Storage 3.0 is now available as the latest work on this front...

Proof-Of-Concept Work Brings systemd To Ubuntu WSL

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 11:24
Currently when running Linux distributions within Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), systemd isn't used but that could soon be changing at least for Ubuntu...

New Vulkan Extension Proposed To Help In Emulating AMD's Old Mantle API

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 10:57
Besides the efforts out there for implementing the likes of Direct3D, OpenCL, and OpenGL on top of Vulkan, there does still exist the hobbyist project for implementing AMD's Mantle API atop Vulkan for which the Khronos API was originally based. A new Vulkan extension is now being proposed to help in that Mantle-on-Vulkan effort...

GCC 12 Moves On To Fixing Bugs - Now In "Stage 3" Development

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 10:37
As expected GCC 12 has now entered its "stage 3" development phase where the free software developers involved will focus on bug fixing rather than landing shiny new features...

Freedreno Gallium3D Lands Basic Support For "Clover" OpenCL

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 6:00
Mesa 22.0 development code now has basic support in the Freedreno Gallium3D driver for OpenCL powered by the Clover state tracker...

FreeBSD Improving Boot Times, Adds Hole-Punching, Better Linux Binary Compatibility

Phoronix - 16. Listopad 2021 - 1:30
The FreeBSD project has published their latest quarterly status report highlighting the work achieved on this open-source BSD operating system. Even with the pandemic and limitations on physical events, the FreeBSD developers continue making significant progress on their goals and technology road-map...

Jednodeskové počítače z pohledu dlouhodobé spolehlivosti

Root.cz - 16. Listopad 2021 - 0:00
Jsou populární jednodeskové počítače dostatečně spolehlivé po dlouhou dobu? Pokud si postavím ovládání zavlažovacího systému, telefonní ústřednu, alarm či domovní zvonky s kamerou a napojení na VoIP, bude to dosahovat vysoké spolehlivosti?
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