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Linus Torvalds Demotes "FORCE_NR_CPUS" Embedded Linux Option To Avoid Confusion

Phoronix - 4 hours 26 min ago
The Linux kernel "FORCE_NR_CPUS" Kconfig option has been around a few years to force the number of CPU cores the kernel expects in order to allow for better compiler optimizations. When building a kernel targeted for a specific device/platform with a given number of CPU cores, the compiler can optimize CPU mask routines and shrink the size of the resulting kernel image rather than having to accommodate up to a dynamic upper-limit for the number of CPU cores to be found at boot time. Linus Torvalds himself has turned to demoting this CONFIG_FORCE_NR_CPUS option further to avoid confusion...

Intel Panther Lake Audio Support Coming With Linux 6.11

Phoronix - 8 hours 52 min ago
While Intel Panther Lake processors aren't expected until mid-2025, with Intel open-source Linux engineers already having much of the Arrow Lake and Lunar Lake support in order (the main Lunar Lake area still being ironed out is the Xe2 graphics), work is slowly beginning on upstreaming Panther Lake support...

Fedora 41 To Replace Power-Profiles-Daemon With "Tuned"

Phoronix - 12 hours 16 min ago
The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee has approved of Fedora 41 switching from power-profiles-daemon to "Tuned" as the default power profile management daemon on Fedora Workstation as well as the KDE Plasma and Budgie desktop spins...

Framework Laptop 13 To See A RISC-V Motherboard Option

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2024 - 23:00
Framework Computer Inc announced today that they have been working with DeepComputing on a partner-developed RISC-V motherboard for the Framework Laptop 13...

KDE Plasma 6.1 Released With Easier Remote Desktop Support, Wayland Explicit Sync

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2024 - 22:43
Right on schedule today KDE released Plasma 6.1 as the first feature update to the Plasma 6 desktop stack that debuted back in February...

More Companies Now Backing Valkey As Leading Redis Fork

Phoronix - Tue, 06/18/2024 - 22:35
Announced back in March by the Linux Foundation was Valkey as a Redis fork following upstream licensing changes. In the few months since the Valkey in-memory NoSQL data store has put out its first release and has continued attracting more interest from Linux/open-source communities. Today the Linux Foundation announced another handful of organizations now throwing their weight behind Valkey...