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    Phoronix: Linux 6.2 Landing Scalability Improvement For Large IBM Power Systems

    The IBM Power/PowerPC architecture updates were sent out today for the ongoing Linux 6.2 merge window and most significant with this update is the introduction of a new Power-specific qspinlock implementation designed to bolster large system scalability...

    https://www.phoronix.com/news/IBM-Power-Linux-6.2

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    Neat to see hardware this old getting security patches.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Developer12 View Post
      Neat to see hardware this old getting security patches.
      Old? Is that a joke?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FireBurn View Post

        Old? Is that a joke?
        Did you read the article?

        For those making use of the old PowerPC Book3S,
        ... that's where the security issue is. It's a Spectre type exploit mitigation.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stormcrow View Post

          Did you read the article?

          ... that's where the security issue is. It's a Spectre type exploit mitigation.
          That's an error in the article, Book3S refers to server platforms in general. The name comes from back when the PowerPC ISA split server and embedded stuff into separate sections. All the Power servers IBM makes are 64-bit Book3S, check out the kernel docs for more info: https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/late..._families.html (updating that doc to mention P9 and P10 is getting merged in Linux 6.2 as well).

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