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V3DV Developers Lay Out Plans For Upstreaming The Raspberry Pi 4 Vulkan Driver In Mesa

Phoronix - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 08:38
Building off the V3DV driver talk at XDC2020 about this open-source Vulkan driver for the Raspberry Pi 4 driver, the Igalia developers responsible for this creation have laid out their plans on getting this driver upstream within Mesa...

Linux 5.9 To Allow Controlling Page Lock Unfairness In Addressing Performance Regression

Phoronix - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 04:14
Following the Linux 5.0 to 5.9 kernel benchmarks on AMD EPYC and it showing the in-development Linux 5.9 kernel regressing in some workloads, bisecting that issue, and that bringing up the issue of the performance regression over page lock fairness a solution for Linux 5.9 has now landed.

Cache Creator Tool Proposed For AMDVLK Vulkan Driver

Phoronix - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 00:55
Google engineer Steven Perron has laid out their proposal for an XGL cache creator tool for AMD's official Vulkan Linux driver, AMDVLK...

KDE Plasma 5.20 Beta Released With Better Wayland Support

Phoronix - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 23:10
If GNOME 3.38 isn't your cup of tea, you may be interested in trying out the beta of the forthcoming KDE Plasma 5.20 desktop...