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AMD Radeon ProRender Plug-Ins Switch To HIP For Newer GPUs Rather Than OpenCL

Phoronix - 3 hours 41 min ago
Back in March the AMD Radeon ProRender SDK 3.1 finished transitioning to HIP for using AMD's HIP C++ interface rather than OpenCL for newer Radeon GPUs. Following that, the Radeon ProRender plug-ins have also now finished being converted over to using HIP on AMD Radeon Vega (GFX9) GPUs and newer...

UEFI Unaccepted Memory Support Appears Ready For Linux 6.5

Phoronix - 5 hours 56 min ago
For over two years Intel open-source engineers have been working on preparing the Linux kernel for UEFI unaccepted memory support and it looks like that will cross the finish line with the upcoming Linux 6.5 cycle...

Mesa 23.2 Receives Asahi AGX Gallium3D Changes For OpenGL 3.1 + GLES 3.0

Phoronix - 9 hours 57 min ago
Following yesterday's news of OpenGL 3.1 and OpenGL ES 3.0 working on the open-source driver for Apple M1/M2 graphics with Asahi Linux using their "edge" channel, those patches to the Asahi AGX Gallium3D driver have now worked their way into the upstream Mesa 23.2 codebase...

Linux Patches Posted That Would Allow Boot-Time Disabling Of x86 32-bit Processes

Phoronix - Wed, 06/07/2023 - 22:00
SUSE engineer Nikolay Borisov sent out a set of patches today for "ia32_disabled" that would allow disabling of support for x86 32-bit processes from running on x86_64 Linux systems. As a first step this would be a boot-time option when "ia32_disabled" is set...

openSUSE Leap 15.5 Released With KDE Plasma 5.27, Updated Mesa & More

Phoronix - Wed, 06/07/2023 - 21:00
For those using openSUSE Leap as the rock-solid, time-tested alternative to the rolling-release openSUSE Tumbleweed, today marks the availability of openSUSE Leap 15.5 as another incremental upgrade to the Leap 15 series...

Linux 6.5 VirtIO GPU DRM Driver Adding Sync Object uAPI For Vulkan

Phoronix - Wed, 06/07/2023 - 18:35
Queued via drm-misc-next and now on its way to DRM-Next ahead of the upcoming Linux 6.5 cycle is support in the VirtIO GPU DRM driver for the synchronization object user-space API. This is important for Vulkan and is working with the Venus/Virgl driver context as well as Intel/AMDGPU/Freedreno native contexts too...