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Intel Linux Kernel Graphics Driver Patched For New Security Sensitive Bug

Phoronix - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 02:00
CVE-2022-4139 was made public today as an i915 kernel graphics driver security issue affecting all Gen12 graphics -- from integrated Tigerlake graphics up through the latest Raptor Lake graphics as well as the in-development Meteor Lake code plus the discrete GPUs of DG2/Alchemist and Arctic Sound...

Intel Arc Graphics A750/A770 Performance Ahead Of Linux 6.2 + Mesa 23.0

Phoronix - Thu, 12/01/2022 - 01:00
Last month when the Intel Arc Graphics A750 and A770 reached retail availability, there was open-source support available for Linux users assuming you were on a new enough kernel and Mesa release plus having to activate the preliminary/experimental hardware support flag. In the time since the open-source Intel dGPU Linux graphics driver support has continued to mature and with the upcoming Linux 6.2 kernel is where DG2/Alchemist graphics have been promoted to stable / supported out-of-the-box. Given this milestone and the upstream Mesa code for the Intel ANV Vulkan and Iris Gallium3D drivers continuing to mature, here are some fresh benchmarks of the Intel Arc Graphics A750/A770 under Linux.

Experimental Patches Allow eBPF To Extend The Linux Kernel's Scheduler

Phoronix - Wed, 11/30/2022 - 22:00
A set of "request for comments" patches posted today to the Linux kernel mailing list implement support for CPU scheduler policies to be implemented as (e)BPF programs...