27 May

AMD Lines Up Another Batch Of Radeon Graphics Fixes For Linux 5.8

Linux 5.8 features for the Radeon "AMDGPU" kernel driver include the likes of Navi soft recovery and better handling of critical thermal faults on Radeon GPUs as well as enabling TMZ support. With feature work being capped off already on the DRM graphics front for Linux 5.8, AMD developers have been tidying up the code and readying more fixes for all of the new code set to premiere with this imminent merge window.

27 May 07:42 PM EDT - Radeon - AMDGPU Linux 5.8 - 4 Comments
LLVM 11 Merges AMD Radeon GCN Offloading For OpenMP

While AMD has been working on AOMP for Radeon OpenMP offloading as their downstream of the LLVM/Clang compiler suited for GPU compute offloading to their hardware, at least some of that work is beginning to appear back in upstream LLVM.

27 May 06:40 AM EDT - Radeon - LLVM OpenMP AMDGCN - Add A Comment

26 May

Micron's HSE Open-Source Storage Engine Ticks Up To v1.7.1

Announced at the end of April was Micron's HSE as a new open-source storage engine designed for offering speedy performance and lower latency on modern solid-based storage, especially for systems employing 3D XPoint technology. Version 1.7.1 of HSE was released today as their first open-source release since going public with this technology.

26 May 07:34 PM EDT - Linux Storage - HSE 1.7.1 - Add A Comment
Arm Announces Cortex-A78, Cortex-X Custom

Arm today announced the Cortex-A78 as their SoC for next-generation smartphones with up to 20% sustained performance improvements. Arm also announced today the Cortex-X Custom program.

26 May 09:16 AM EDT - Arm - New Arm - 25 Comments
A Quick Look At GCC 10.1 PGO Optimization Benchmarks

Following the GCC 10.1 compiler optimization benchmarks posted this weekend, a number of readers were wondering about the impact of Profile Guided Optimizations (PGO) on the new GCC 10 compiler. Here are some preliminary data points on that front.

26 May 07:00 AM EDT - Programming - Profile Guided Optimizations - 19 Comments
Reiser5 File-System Working On New Features Like Data Tiering, Burst Buffers

Reiser5 was announced back on New Year's Eve with support for local volumes and supporting parallel scaling out and other improvements over the long-in-development but never mainlined Reiser4. While Reiser5 was not met with enthusiasm, Edward Shishkin has continued working on this next-generation file-system and today announced the latest round of improvements.

26 May 12:09 AM EDT - Linux Storage - Reiser5 More Features - 46 Comments

25 May

Adaptive-Sync/VRR Seeing Port To xf86-video-modesetting Driver

Currently if wanting to use Adaptive-Sync/FreeSync variable refresh rate support of the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver you need to be using the xf86-video-amdgpu X.Org driver for proper handling as well, but a port of the DDX bits to the generic xf86-video-modesetting driver is in the works.

25 May 09:51 AM EDT - X.Org - FreeSync - 14 Comments
GCC's JIT Library Sees Experimental Port To Windows

For several years now GCC has offered a embeddable JIT compiler that for GPL applications can serve as a bytecode interpreter, an experimental Python compiler, and other possible use-cases with this libgccjit library. There now are patches pending for bringing libgccjit to Windows.

25 May 06:32 AM EDT - GNU - libgccjit On Windows - Add A Comment

24 May

AMD Sensor Fusion Hub Support Is Not Coming With Linux 5.8

For those AMD Ryzen laptop users eager to see the Sensor Fusion Hub driver for supporting the different hardware sensors on these AMD Zen laptops, that driver still isn't going to be merged for the upcoming Linux 5.8 cycle even after the patches were first published months ago.

24 May 11:05 AM EDT - AMD - AMD SFH - 31 Comments

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