8 August

LLVM Clang 11 Has A Nice Build Speed Improvement With New Feature For Pre-Compiled Headers

There are many improvements in LLVM/Clang 11.0 due out in the weeks ahead though an interesting change merged prior to last month's code branching that slipped under our radar... If using the clang-cl driver for MSVC or when otherwise making use of pre-compiled headers (PCH) functionality, there is a new option that can offer significant build time speed-ups.

8 Hours Ago - LLVM - -fpch-instantiate-templates - Add A Comment
Char/Misc Is Still Quite Busy With Linux 5.9 Still Lacking An "Accelerator" Subsystem

The "char/misc" area of the kernel continues to be quite busy for Linux 5.9 included as a sort of "catch-all" for the Linux kernel drivers not properly jiving within other areas. While there previously was talk of formally making a hardware accelerator subsystem for the Linux kernel for fitting some of the drivers currently living under char/misc, as of Linux 5.9 that still has not materialized.

8 August 12:02 AM EDT - Linux Kernel - Char/Misc For Linux 5.9 - Add A Comment

7 August

Radeon Software for Linux 20.30 Released

Just under two months since Radeon Software for Linux 20.20 that is comprised of the AMDGPU-Open and AMDGPU-PRO driver components for these packaged drivers, Radeon Software for Linux 20.30 was quietly released at the end of last week.

7 August 09:23 AM EDT - Radeon - Radeon Software 20.30 - 17 Comments

6 August

Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Released With The Latest Fixes

For those that prefer waiting until the first point release of a new Ubuntu Long Term Support series before upgrading, Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS is out with the latest bug and security fixes for the "Focal Fossa" release.

6 August 02:59 PM EDT - Ubuntu - Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS - 28 Comments
GNU C Library 2.32 Released

GNU C Library 2.32 (glibc 2.32) is now available as this important library for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

6 August 07:07 AM EDT - GNU - Glibc 2.32 - 6 Comments
Linux 5.9 Introducing A Multi-Color LED Framework

Longtime Linux kernel developer Pavel Machek has taken over as sole maintainer of the LED subsystem. For this first pull request going into Linux 5.9 is a big addition... The multi-color LED framework code has finally been merged.

6 August 04:25 AM EDT - Hardware - Multi-Color LEDs! - 7 Comments

5 August

FS-Cache Rewritten But Even Its Developers Are Hesitant About Landing It For Linux 5.9

FS-Cache provides the Linux kernel with a general purpose cache for network file-systems like NFS and AFS but also other special use-cases like ISO9660 file-systems. FS-Cache has been rewritten for better performance and reliability, among other benefits, and while it has been sent in as a pull request for Linux 5.9 even its own developers provide some caution over landing it this cycle.

5 August 03:37 PM EDT - Linux Storage - FS-CACHE - 6 Comments
Intel Workaround For Graphics Driver Regression: "The Platform Problem Going Crazy"

Sent out over the weekend was a patch series for the Intel Linux kernel graphics driver entitled "Time, where did it go?" This set of 42 patches aims to provide incremental improvements to the driver to offset a performance regression in Linux 5.7 that Intel hasn't been able to track down. This increased complication of the driver to offset the regression is now under the microscope.

5 August 09:54 AM EDT - Intel - Rejected - 20 Comments

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