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Reiser5 Pursuing Selective File Migration For Moving Hot Files To High Performance Disks

Phoronix - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 21:43
Edward Shishkin continues pursuing development of new file-system functionality for Reiser5, the next-generation evolutionary advancement over the controversial Reiser4 file-system...

Frame-Buffer Compression Support For Vintage Intel i865 Graphics Revived

Phoronix - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 21:31
Back in April I wrote about patches for enabling FBC on the Intel 865 chipset nearly two decades after that chipset first shipped. Those patches didn't yet hit the mainline Linux kernel but they were revived again this week...

DRM Scheduler Improvement, New Epoch Counter, Other DRM Work For Linux 5.9

Phoronix - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 21:11
Following the drm-misc-next pull request to DRM-Next last week that exposes VRR ranges via DebugFS and other improvements, another round of DRM-Misc-Next material has now been sent in for queuing ahead of the Linux 5.9 cycle...

Arm Cortex-A77 Support Upstreamed Finally To LLVM Clang 11

Phoronix - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 20:50
While the Arm Cortex-A77 was announced last year and already has been succeeded by the Cortex-A78 announcement, support for the A77 has finally been upstreamed to the LLVM Clang compiler...

GNU Binutils 2.35 Preparing For Release

Phoronix - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 18:48
Binutils 2.35 was branched this weekend as this important component to the open-source Linux ecosystem...

Linux Kernel Preparing New Guidelines For Using Inclusive Terminology

Phoronix - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 09:38
Prominent upstream Linux kernel developers are working on adding "inclusive terminology" guidelines to the Linux kernel coding style requirements...

New readfile() System Call Under Review For Reading Small~Medium Files Faster

Phoronix - Sun, 07/05/2020 - 08:40
Back in May we reported on work being done for a readfile() system call to read small files more efficiently. Greg Kroah-Hartman has now volleyed those patches for review on the kernel mailing list for this improvement for reading small to medium file sizes on Linux systems... Transition To New Server Complete

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