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    Phoronix: Clear Linux Preparing New Kernel Options

    Intel's Clear Linux platform is preparing some new alternative kernel options and they are quite interesting from a testing/benchmarking perspective...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Kernel-Options

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    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    around a kernel-native-current and kernek-mainline-vanilla options.

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    • #3
      I'd love to see some ryzen benchmarks with this kernel testing. Very intriguing.

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      • #4
        An FYI for the Arch and Manjaro users, you can find these patches and more included in Tk-Glitch's kernels.

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        • #5
          Are these patches to be mainlined or have they been rejected? I see some stuff that is quite dubious.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by milkylainen View Post
            Are these patches to be mainlined or have they been rejected? I see some stuff that is quite dubious.
            Considering that clear targets a quite narrow set of hardware, I wouldn't expect anyone to bother with mainlining these patches.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by skeevy420 View Post
              An FYI for the Arch and Manjaro users, you can find these patches and more included in Tk-Glitch's kernels.
              This is really interesting, do you know if this or any different project offers Clear Linux optimizations/patches for Debian?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Baguy View Post
                I'd love to see some ryzen benchmarks with this kernel testing. Very intriguing.
                Their kernel config is hostile towards AMD - it keeps the support for non-Intel processors but they explicitly remove AMD bits(like the microcode: https://github.com/clearlinux-pkgs/l...c6/config#L354 ).
                So, it will work on Ryzen, but not to its potential.
                They removed: AMD Microcode, AMD Numa support(will affect the performance of Threadripper and EPYC), AMD encryption, AMD IOMMU, etc...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Alliancemd View Post

                  Their kernel config is hostile towards AMD - it keeps the support for non-Intel processors but they explicitly remove AMD bits(like the microcode: https://github.com/clearlinux-pkgs/l...c6/config#L354 ).
                  So, it will work on Ryzen, but not to its potential.
                  They removed: AMD Microcode, AMD Numa support(will affect the performance of Threadripper and EPYC), AMD encryption, AMD IOMMU, etc...
                  One could argue that AMD might do well to be a bit cheeky and release a Clear-Linux derived spin that just changes the compiler options to favour AMD Ryzen-based CPUs...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kjell View Post

                    This is really interesting, do you know if this or any different project offers Clear Linux optimizations/patches for Debian?
                    Off the top of my head, I don't. If you have some decent bash-fu it shouldn't be too difficult to go down the PKGBUILD, apply the patches manually, and compile it.

                    Hopefully someone else will know a decent way to convert a PKGBUILD over to a Debian source package.

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