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Intel Core Ultra 7 165U "Meteor Lake" Linux Performance

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 23:43
For those considering an Intel Core Ultra 7 165U "Meteor Lake" powered laptop, here are some benchmarks of the 165U using a Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 5 compared against the Acer Swift 14 with the Core Ultra 7 155H (Meteor Lake), the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U (Zen 4) within the Framework 13, and the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (Zen 4) within the Framework 16 under Linux.

PoCL 6.0-RC1 OpenCL Bringing OpenMP, Intel oneTBB Driver & Better Level Zero

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 22:46
POCL as the "Portable Computing Language" OpenCL implementation that originally began as a CPU-based run-time and has expanded to support a variety of GPU and accelerator targets is out with its first release candidate of the upcoming PoCL 6.0...

Btrfs Sends In Fixes For Linux 6.10 & Restores "norecovery" Mount Option

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 22:35
Last week saw the main Btrfs pull request for Linux 6.10 that delivered on some performance optimizations while today saw a secondary set of merge window changes for this CoW file-system that is now adding back the "norecovery" mount option...

DM-Crypt "High Priority" In Linux 6.10 Makes For Better Throughput & Latency

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 21:41
The Device Mapper changes were merged last week into the Linux 6.10 kernel, including a new "high priority" option for DM-Crypt...

PipeWire 1.2 Can Stream To Snapcast Servers For Multi-Room Audio

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 19:11
Following the recent PipeWire 1.2 release candidate, a second release candidate is out today that also includes the ability to stream to Snapcast servers...

Linux 6.10 Hardware Monitoring Includes New Lenovo ThinkStation Driver

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 18:51
The hardware monitoring "HWMON" subsystem changes for the Linux 6.10 kernel include enabling monitoring of more all-in-one liquid coolers for CPUs, a new driver for exposing monitoring on Lenovo ThinkStation workstations, and other new monitoring capabilities...

Framework 13 & 16 Added To ChromeOS Platform Driver In Linux 6.10

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 18:43
The Framework 13 and Framework 16 AMD Ryzen powered laptops make use of an NPCX embedded controller that rely on the ChromeOS open-source embedded controller (EC) firmware. With the Linux 6.10 kernel the Chrome OS "cros_ec_lpc" driver is being extended to support these latest Framework upgradeable laptops...

Linux 6.10 Adds Support For The Machenike G5 Pro Controller

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 18:17
Following the HID changes last week that brought Steam Deck IMU and ASUS ROG Ally support along with other Human Interface Device additions, on Thursday the input subsystem updates were submitted for this new kernel. The Machenike G5 Pro gaming controller is now supported along with other input additions...

Linux 6.10 Is Disabling NFS v2 Client Support By Default

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 08:06
Following the NFS server changes from a few days ago for Linux 6.10 that brought optimizations and prepping for the new "nfsdctl" utility, the Network File System client changes have been submitted and merged for this new kernel...

GNOME Publishes Draft Of Five-Year Strategic Plan

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 02:10
The GNOME Foundation has published a draft copy of their five-year strategic plan that calls for more around the community, DEI, services, a more streamlined and inclusive annual event, and strengthening the foundation...

Coreboot 24.05 Released With 25 More Platforms - Including The Framework 13 AMD

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 00:52
Coreboot 24.05 is available today as the newest stable release of this open-source system firmware solution. With Coreboot 24.05 there is support for 25 more motherboards/platforms and an assortment of other improvements...

Linux 6.10 Delivers AMD & Intel P-State Driver Updates To Refine Power Management

Fri, 05/24/2024 - 00:16
The ACPI and power management / thermal subsystem changes were merged last week for the Linux 6.10 kernel. This cycle there are updates to both the Intel and AMD P-State CPU frequency scaling drivers...

64-bit ARM With Linux 6.10: Building FIT Images & Optional Disabling 32-bit User-Space

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:28
Merged last week for the Linux 6.10 kernel were all of the 64-bit ARM (ARM64 / AArch64) architecture changes. There is ACPI FACS support, the ability to easily construct FIT images, and a new command-line option for disabling 32-bit application support...

Ubuntu 24.04 + Linux 6.9 Intel & AMD Server Performance

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 22:12
While earlier this week was looking at the AMD EPYC 4004 vs. Intel Xeon E-2488 performance for entry-level server performance, in today's benchmarking showdown is a fresh look higher up the stack at the current generation server performance out of Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids / Emerald Rapids and AMD EPYC Genoa(X) / Bergamo / Siena with a leading-edge open-source software stack of using Ubuntu 24.04 LTS while also jumping from Linux 6.8 to Linux 6.9 for the very latest x86_64 Linux server performance.

Linux 6.10 Staging Drops Broken & Unused Drivers To Remove 19k L.O.C.

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 18:58
In addition to the Linux 6.10 USB changes and char/misc with the new NTSYNC driver, Greg Kroah-Hartman on Wednesday also sent out the staging updates for Linux 6.10. There isn't much in the way of new code but some 19k lines of code removed thanks to removing an unused driver as well as a broken driver...

Intel Removes Knights Mill & Knights Landing Xeon Phi Support In LLVM 19

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 18:44
Similar to the GCC compiler dropping support for the Xeon Phi Knights Mill and Knights Landing accelerators a few days ago, Intel has also gone ahead and seen to the removal of Xeon Phi support for the LLVM/Clang 19 compiler...

Newer AMD Radeon Graphics Cards Now Work On RISC-V With Linux 6.10

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 18:28
Andrew Morton sent out more patches on Wednesday that have been pulled into the Linux 6.10 kernel. Notable from this latest round of "non-MM" updates is enabling more compiler warnings by default and getting newer AMD GPUs working on the RISC-V architecture...

GNOME Shell & Mutter Broke Their Good Faith With Ubuntu

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 18:09
GNOME Shell and Mutter had been covered by Ubuntu's GNOME MicroReleaseException "MRE" policy that allows for new point releases to ship rather easily as stable updates to existing Ubuntu Linux releases. But breaking the camel's back is GNOME 46.1 shipping explicit sync support. Due to landing a "significant new feature" into a point release, the GNOME Shell and Mutter are no longer covered by this exception...

VirtIO Improvements Ready For Linux 6.10

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 17:57
All of the VirtIO updates are now ready for the Linux 6.10 merge window that is closing this weekend...

systemd 256 Nears Release With run0, systemd-vpick, importctl & More

Thu, 05/23/2024 - 08:37
It looks like systemd 256 will officially debut as stable in the near future with systemd 256-rc3 being released today and not tacking on any new features compared to the prior release candidates...