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networkctl – Query the Status of Network Links in Linux

Tecmint - Mon, 05/13/2024 - 12:00
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networkctl is a command-line utility for viewing a summary of network devices and their connection status. It allows you to query and control the Linux

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FreeBSD 14.1 Bringing Reproducibly Built Kernels, OpenZFS 2.2.4

Phoronix - Mon, 05/13/2024 - 12:00
Following last week's release of FreeBSD 14.1 Beta 1, this weekend brought the second beta candidate right on time...

Linux 6.9 Released With Faster Intel Core Ultra Performance, Larger Console Fonts Option

Phoronix - Mon, 05/13/2024 - 05:29
Linux 6.9 is out! Linux 6.9 has been released on time as the newest stable kernel version for rolling-release Linux distributions and other summer releases/updates. Linux 6.9 has a number of exciting features and improvements for those habitually updating to the newest version...

Linux 6.10 Features Expected From The NTSYNC Driver To Performance Optimizations

Phoronix - Sun, 05/12/2024 - 23:40
Barring any last minute reservations by Linus Torvalds, Linux 6.9 stable should release later today. In turn the Linux 6.10 merge window will then open for the next two weeks and already some early pull requests have been submitted for this next kernel version. Here is a look at some of what to expect with the Linux 6.10 kernel...

Linux 6.10 AMD P-State To Deliver Fixes, Better Support On Older Zen CPUs

Phoronix - Sun, 05/12/2024 - 22:30
The recent AMD P-State Linux driver patches for heterogeneous core CPU topology, Fast CPPC, and Core Performance Boost haven't made it to the Linux power management's "-next" branch ahead of the imminent Linux 6.10 cycle. Thus it looks like those features won't be ready to make it for v6.10 unless by chance being deemed ready in the coming days and then sent in as part of a secondary set of merge window changes. However, some other AMD P-State fixes/improvements are queued up...

Intel Arc Graphics Demonstrated Running On ARM With Ampere Altra

Phoronix - Sun, 05/12/2024 - 18:47
With the new Intel "Xe" Direct Rendering Manager kernel driver that's been in development one of the touted benefits of the clean sheet driver design is that it would enable using Intel discrete GPUs on non-x86 CPU architectures. The long-used "i915" DRM kernel graphics driver has many x86'isms in the code-base built up over the many years of Intel integrated graphics that were only ever found within their x86/x86_64 processors. But now in the era of Intel discrete graphics, there's been issues in trying to run Intel Arc Graphics on say ARM, POWER9, and RISC-V, among others. The experimental Intel Xe driver was recently successfully demonstrated in running on ARM using an Ampere Altra workstation...

AMD RDNA4 "GFX12" Support Merged For Mesa's RadeonSI Driver

Phoronix - Sun, 05/12/2024 - 18:31
Following all of the GFX12 code and related IP landing within the AMDGPU Linux kernel driver as well as the LLVM AMDGPU shader compiler back-end and other code in enabling the next-generation of AMD Radeon graphics, the RadeonSI OpenGL driver support for RDNA4 (GFX12) was merged this Sunday into Mesa...