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Intel To Finally Remove Cannon Lake Graphics Support From Their Linux Kernel Driver

Phoronix - 4 hours 16 min ago
Intel "Cannon Lake" processors were rare in the first place with being limited to the Core i3 8121U but given that no production SKU ever materialized with the "Gen10" graphics enabled, Intel's Linux engineers are finally moving ahead in eliminating the rest of the Cannon Lake / Gen10 graphics support code...

Debian 11.0 "Bullseye" Gets An August Release Date

Phoronix - 12 hours 7 min ago
The Debian release team has just announced their planned release date for Debian 11...

Trying Out The "Folios" Patches On An AMD Linux Server

Phoronix - 12 hours 28 min ago
One of the low-level exciting kernel advancements being worked on at the moment is the new "folios" struct for improving Linux memory management. Tests by those involved found that in some conditions Linux kernel builds for example could be up to 7% faster. Given the recent folios v14 patches being published, I took them for a spin on an AMD EPYC server to see the impact on overall performance...

Ubuntu Touch Planning Path For VoLTE/4G Support

Phoronix - 14 hours 42 min ago
In addition to still working on moving from Ubuntu 16.04 to 20.04 LTS for its base, Ubuntu Touch has also begun engaging in another important project: supporting Voice over LTE (VoLTE) with Ubuntu Touch...

Mesa RADV vs. AMDVLK Radeon Vulkan Performance For July 2021

Phoronix - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 21:00
It's been a while since last looking at the performance of AMD's official "AMDVLK" open-source Linux Vulkan driver against that of the popular Mesa "RADV" Radeon Vulkan driver. But here are some fresh benchmarks for those interested while using the latest-generation Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card paired with the in-development Linux 5.14 kernel across testing both Vulkan drivers.

DRM-Misc-Next Continues Prepping More Code Ahead Of Linux 5.15

Phoronix - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 18:00
Another weekly batch of drm-misc-next patches were submitted on Thursday for going into DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 5.15 merge window. This drm-misc-next material continues to represent core Direct Rendering Manager changes as well as alterations/additions to the smaller DRM drivers...

BPF Timers Support Set To Finally Appear With Linux 5.15

Phoronix - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 17:25
The latest BPF functionality set to appear with Linux 5.15 this autumn is timers support...

Intel's Cloud Hypervisor 17 Released With Continued ARM64 Work, Improved SGX

Phoronix - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 15:15
The Intel-led open-source Cloud Hypervisor project on Thursday issued its v17.0 release with more big improvements to this Rust-based VMM for running modern cloud workloads...