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    Phoronix: Intel SERIALIZE, Dropping Of SGI UV Supercomputer, i386 Clang'ing Hit Linux 5.9

    A number of x86-related changes were sent out today for the first full day of the Linux 5.9 merge window...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag....9-x86-Changes

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    The original UV supercomputer support is eliminated but later generations of support remains.
    Mean do you what?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

      Mean do you what?
      UV 2, etc. Cleared up the text though to make that more clear, thanks.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post

        UV 2, etc. Cleared up the text though to make that more clear, thanks.
        What I mean is, it sounds a bit unusual. Shouldn't it be something like "support for later generations"?

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        • #5
          x86/asm has changes to build the Linux x86 32-bit kernel with Clang rather than GCC, complementing the existing support for x86_64 and AArch64.
          Chalk another one up for being able to give those "It's GNU/Linux, not Linux" twits the finger.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ssokolow View Post
            Chalk another one up for being able to give those "It's GNU/Linux, not Linux" twits the finger.
            Don't worry, it will all become MS/Linux soon enough.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
              Don't worry, it will all become MS/Linux soon enough.
              Yeah, no thanks. Microsoft can Microsoft all they want, but even they probably don't have the clout to get humans habituated to saying that many syllables.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
                Don't worry, it will all become MS/Linux soon enough.
                You mean MS/GNU? That's more or less what WSL is.

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                • #9
                  Just realized something - compiling the Linux kernel with clang could eventually mean LTO across C and Rust, since clang and Rust both use LLVM IR.
                  AFAIK, Mozilla has been doing this on Firefox for C++ <-> Rust for a while now.
                  I guess the usefulness would depend on how Rust really ends up getting used, and on how much Rust code would rely on the C FFI.
                  (I'm not a kernel dev though. No idea if I'm missing something.)

                  Unrelated. Can the low tier trolls here leave and never come back?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                    You mean MS/GNU? That's more or less what WSL is.
                    Technically, GNU/MS. The ordering is significant because the slash is meant to be read as "on" or "over", like 1/2 being "1 over 2" in math.

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