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It Looks Like AMDGPU DC (DAL) Will Not Be Accepted In The Linux Kernel

While AMD developers have been working to improve their "DAL" (now known as "DC") display code for the better part of the past year and this code is needed for new hardware support as well as supporting HDMI/DP audio on existing AMDGPU-enabled hardware plus other features, it's still not going to be accepted to the mainline kernel in its current form.

8 December 2016 - AMDGPU DC - 201 Comments
Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Dropping FBDEV Staging Drivers

Toward the end of November was a discussion that started about potentially dropping all of the FBDEV Linux kernel drivers that are currently in the staging area, but it doesn't look like that will go through, at least until the relevant hardware has seen basic DRM driver ports.

8 December 2016 - FBDEV Staging - 7 Comments
The Best Features Of The Linux 4.9 Kernel

With the Linux 4.9 kernel expected for release this coming weekend, here is a recap of some of the most interesting changes for this next big kernel release.

7 December 2016 - Linux 4.9 Highlights - 1 Comment
Linux 4.9-rc8 Kernel Released

There was too much churn in the mainline Linux kernel Git tree that Linus Torvalds today released 4.9-rc8 rather than declaring Linux 4.9 as ready to ship.

4 December 2016 - Linux 4.9 - 4 Comments
DRMFS Pseudo File-System Proposed

Intel developers are proposing the introduction of a new pseudo file-system intended as a better fit for Direct Rendering Manager drivers rather than the mix of sysfs/debugfs usage currently used.

1 December 2016 - DRMFS - 5 Comments
Early Independent Benchmarks Of The MuQSS Scheduler

MuQSS is the successor to the BFS scheduler and its first major release was last month for this scheduler that currently doesn't have any ambitions to go mainline. On OpenBenchmarking.org this weekend were some independent benchmarks of the new scheduler.

21 November 2016 - MuQSS - 9 Comments
Kernel Lockdown Patches Published (LOCK_DOWN_KERNEL)

Red Hat developer David Howells has wrangled up a set of patches by him and other developers to provide a "Kernel Lockdown" mode to prevent the user-space from the possibility of modifying the running kernel image.

17 November 2016 - CONFIG_LOCK_DOWN_KERNEL - 20 Comments
Many AMDGPU & Other DRM Fixes Queued For Linux 4.9

DRM subsystem maintainer David Airlie submitted on Wednesday quite a number of fixes for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers. There's been fixes queueing up for a while that are now ready to go in after the nasty PAT regression fix has landed.

3 November 2016 - DRM Fixes Linux 4.9 - 10 Comments
Con Kolivas Announces First Major Release Of MuQSS, Successor To BFS

At the beginning of the month well-known independent kernel contributor Con Kolivas confirmed he was working on a new project called MuQSS as an evolutionary successor to his Brain F*** Scheduler. This Saturday morning he's now announced the first stable major release of MuQSS.

29 October 2016 - MuQSS Scheduler - 27 Comments
The Idle Power Use Of The Past 19 Linux Kernel Releases

This morning I published the Power Consumption and Efficiency Of The Linux Kernel For The Last Three Years article containing power consumption data for an Intel Haswell system going back to the Linux 3.11 kernel through Linux 4.9 Git. Those were some interesting power consumption numbers under load while here are the idle numbers.

27 October 2016 - Linux Kernel Idle Power Numbers - 4 Comments

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