27 July

26 July

NVIDIA Is Building Its Next-Gen Falcon Controller Using RISC-V

For the past decade NVIDIA GPUs have shipped with a proprietary micro-controller they've called Falcon (also for Nouveau users you may recall it through "FUC" for the Falcon micro-controller), but a next-gen controller is being built now for future NVIDIA GPUs and it's going to utilize the RISC-V ISA.

26 July 12:34 PM EDT - NVIDIA - RISC-V ISA - 4 Comments
HDMI CEC Framework Finally Queued For Linux 4.8

Four years after Linux kernel work originally got underway for supporting HDMI CEC and after many patch revisions of the rebooted CEC effort over the past year, the Linux 4.8 media pull request is finally set to land this new framework.

26 July 08:20 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - HDMI CEC - 6 Comments

25 July

AMD Introduces The Radeon Pro WX Series

NVIDIA used SIGGRAPH 2016 as a launching ground for their Pascal-powered Quadro GPUs while AMD this evening used the event in Anaheim for announcing their new Radeon Pro WX series.

25 July 10:45 PM EDT - Radeon - Radeon Pro WX - 45 Comments
Google's "Lanai" Backend In LLVM Seeks Non-Experimental Status

Earlier this year Google published an LLVM "Lanai" back-end for some of its internal network hardware. While some in the open-source community interpreted this as Google trying to offload their open-source code into LLVM to shift some of the maintenance burden onto them, that hasn't been the case and Google continues improving this back-end for this in-house processor.

25 July 10:34 AM EDT - Compiler - Google Lanai - Add A Comment
EXT4 Encryption To Be Unified In Linux 4.8

Ted Ts'o usually sends in his EXT4 file-system updates later in the kernel merge window cycles, but not for Linux 4.8. Just one day into the Linux 4.8 merge window he's already submitted the new material to be merged for EXT4.

25 July 08:13 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - EXT4 For Linux 4.8 - 11 Comments

24 July

The Size Of Different DRM Graphics Drivers In Linux 4.7

Last October I looked at The Size Of The Different Open-Source Linux DRM/Mesa Graphics Drivers, but with it being nearly one year since then and Linux 4.7 due out today, I decided to run some fresh L.O.C. measurements on the popular DRM/KMS drivers to see their current sizes.

24 July 12:29 PM EDT - Linux Kernel - Lines Of Code - 7 Comments

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