Fedora 31 Planning To Use Cgroups V2 By Default

While the Linux kernel has shipped Cgroups V2 as stable since early 2016, on Fedora and most other Linux distributions it hasn't been enabled by default over the original control groups "Cgroups" implementation. But come Fedora 31 later this year, they are now planning to make it the default.

15 Hours Ago - Linux Kernel - Fedora 31 - Add A Comment

16 February

15 February

Proton 3.16-7 Updates Against DXVK 0.96, New FAudio

It's been a while since Valve issued a new Proton update for their spin of Wine that powers Steam Play for running Windows games on Linux. Fortunately, in time for any weekend gaming, a new Proton release is now available.

15 February 10:00 PM EST - Valve - Proton 3.16-7 - 12 Comments
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB NVMe Linux SSD Benchmarks

Announced at the end of January was the Samsung 970 EVO Plus as the first consumer-grade solid-state drive with 96-layer 3D NAND memory. The Samsung 970 EVO NVMe SSDs are now shipping and in this review are the first Linux benchmarks of these new SSDs in the form of the Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB MZ-V7S500B/AM compared to several other SSDs on Linux.

15 February 11:41 AM EST - Storage - 5 Comments
Nouveau Driver Picks Up SVM Support Via HMM

The Nouveau kernel driver has queued patches for introducing Shared Virtual Memory (SVM) support for this open-source NVIDIA driver as a step forward to its OpenCL/compute opportunities.

15 February 07:17 AM EST - Nouveau - Shared Virtual Memory - 3 Comments

14 February

RadeonSI Primitive Culling Yields Mixed Benchmark Results

Yesterday's patches introducing RadeonSI primitive culling via async compute yielded promising initial results, at least for the ParaView workstation application. I've been running some tests of this new functionality since yesterday and have some initial results to share on Polaris and Vega.

14 February 02:22 PM EST - Radeon - Primitive Culling - 16 Comments
Celebrate Valentine's Day By Going Premium To Support Linux Benchmarking

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14 February 12:00 PM EST - Premium - Valentine Special - 1 Comment
No Surprise But Intel Linux Developers Are Working Towards Adaptive-Sync Support

Back during the Intel Architecture Day event in December, Intel confirmed that finally with Icelake "Gen 11" graphics there is Adaptive-Sync support after talking about it for several years. While they didn't explicitly mention Linux support, they've been largely spot on for years with supporting new display features on Linux and this should be the case as well with Adaptive-Sync and their next-generation graphics.

14 February 03:39 AM EST - Intel - Intel VRR - 15 Comments
Microsoft Developer: You Still Should Have Anti-Virus With Windows Subsystem For Linux

While disabling Windows Defender or other anti-virus programs may partially help offset the performance losses imposed by running Windows Subsystem for Linux, a.k.a. "Bash for Windows" or Ubuntu and other distributions running natively atop Windows 10 and now Windows Server 2019, it's not the root cause of the I/O performance bottleneck and is not a recommended course of action.

14 February 12:27 AM EST - Microsoft - Do Not Skip Windows Defender - 22 Comments

13 February

Fedora 31 Is Already Planning Ahead For Python 3.8

While Fedora 30 isn't debuting for another three months, with the system-wide change deadline already having passed on that release, ambitious Fedora developers are already thinking about early feature plans for Fedora 31 that will debut in November.

13 February 06:36 PM EST - Fedora - Fedora 31 + Python 3.8 - 17 Comments
How Clear Linux Optimizes Python For Greater Performance

Clear Linux's leading performance isn't limited to just C/C++ applications but also scripting languages like PHP, R, and Python have seen great speed-ups too. In a new blog post, one of Intel's developers outlines some of their performance tweaks to Python for delivering greater performance.

13 February 05:34 AM EST - Clear Linux - Python Performance Tuning - 13 Comments
AMD_DEBUG Can Now Be Used In Place Of R600_DEBUG For RadeonSI Options

When setting various debug options for the RadeonSI Gallium3D driver -- like enabling its NIR back-end among many other options -- that has traditionally been done through the R600_DEBUG= environment variable. But that variable name makes little sense these days since RadeonSI doesn't even support the now-vintage R600 GPUs. Thankfully, AMD_DEBUG= is now a supported alternative.

13 February 02:08 AM EST - Radeon - AMD_DEBUG - 2 Comments

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