Open-source News

Intel's Glibc Non-Temporal Stores Memset Optimization Extended To AMD CPUs

Phoronix - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 22:57
Merged last month to the GNU C Library (glibc) Git code was a new tunable for non-temporal stores for memset. This optimization for glibc's memset performance was limited to Intel processors given at the time it was only tested/benchmarked on Intel CPUs but now it's proven to be useful too for AMD processors...

AlmaLinux Now Available For The Raspberry Pi 5

Phoronix - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 22:12
Coincidentally coming out on the day of Raspberry Pi's IPO is AlmaLinux providing official support for the Raspberry Pi 5...

Red Hat Developing "eu-stacktrace" For Profiling Without Frame Pointers

Phoronix - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 21:45
While last year we saw Fedora to no longer omit the frame pointer to help in debugging/profiling Fedora packages and Ubuntu 24.04 LTS also enabled frame pointers for better debugging/profiling, among other distributions, there is the known performance implications of no longer omitting the frame pointer. But now in aiming to make the best of both worlds, it turns out Red Hat has been developing eu-stracktrace as a new means of profiling without relying on frame pointers...

AMD P-State Linux Patches Updated For Heterogeneous CPUs

Phoronix - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 18:44
Last month AMD Linux engineers posted ap atch series for better handling heterogeneous core type CPUs. This is for enhancing the P-State CPU frequency scaling on CPUs featuring a mix of conventional cores and efficiency cores, e.g. Zen 4 and Zen 4C. A third iteration of these patches were posted today...

Google Open-Sources GWPSan As A New Sanitizer Framework

Phoronix - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 18:25
Google is known for their many contributions to open-source compilers and particular many different sanitizer efforts over the years. Their newest project they have made open-source in this area is GWPSan as a sampling-based sanitizer framework...

Raspberry Pi Serves Up A Tasty IPO On The London Stock Exchange

Phoronix - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 18:04
Raspberry Pi carried out a successful IPO today on the London Stock Exchange...