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FUSE Passthrough Support May Land For Linux 6.9 To Help Boost I/O Performance

Phoronix - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 22:36
Being worked on and off for several years has been FUSE read/write passthrough support for improving the performance of File-Systems in User-Space by avoiding the daemon overhead on a per-file basis where read/write operations are forwarded by the kernel directly to the lower file-system rather than the FUSE daemon. FUSE passthrough mode has shown to be a big performance win and it looks like it could be finally mainlined come Linux 6.9...

Intel Xe Kernel GPU Driver Starts Landing SR-IOV Bits & Other Features For Linux 6.9

Phoronix - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 20:00
Upstreamed for Linux 6.8 is the experimental Xe kernel graphics driver that is a modern replacement to the "i915" Direct Rendering Manager driver. The Xe kernel driver targets Tigerlake graphics and newer while it won't be until Lunar Lake / Xe2 when it aims to become the default driver for Intel iGPU/dGPU graphics. For the upcoming Linux 6.9 kernel merge window are more feature changes and fixes to this new open-source Intel kernel graphics driver...

NVK Vulkan Driver Lands Shader Object & Graphics Pipeline Library

Phoronix - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 19:38
The open-source NVIDIA "NVK" Vulkan driver within the Mesa codebase has merged support for the important VK_EXT_shader_object and VK_EXT_graphics_pipeline_library extensions. Additionally, as part of supporting these new extensions, this introduces the code for a common Vulkan runtime to Mesa...

Servo Improves Its Experimental Support For HTML Tables, More CSS Features

Phoronix - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 19:25
The Servo web engine project has put out a new blog post that outlines all of their accomplishments made during the course of February...

KDE MegaRelease 6 Debuts For Plasma 6.0, KF6 & Gear 24.02

Phoronix - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 18:56
Today's the day! KDE MegaRelease 6 is out for shipping Plasma 6.0, KDE Frameworks 6.0, and KDE Gear 24.02 apps...

How to Fix “bash: curl: command not found” Error

Tecmint - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 13:31
The post How to Fix “bash: curl: command not found” Error first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

If you’re a Linux user and you’ve ever encountered the error message “bash: curl: command not found” or “bash: /usr/bin/curl: No such file or directory”

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Tomb – A File Encryption and Personal Backup Tool for Linux

Tecmint - Wed, 02/28/2024 - 12:15
The post Tomb – A File Encryption and Personal Backup Tool for Linux first appeared on Tecmint: Linux Howtos, Tutorials & Guides .

Tomb is a free open-source, small, powerful, and simple tool for encrypting files on GNU/Linux. At the time of this writing, it comprises a shell

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