PAPPL 1.2 Released With Full Localization Support, More IPP Features

PAPPL as the free software project started by CUPS founder Michael Sweet after departing Apple more than two years ago, this C-based framework/library for creating CUPS Printer Applications is out with a major feature release…

Source: Phoronix – PAPPL 1.2 Released With Full Localization Support, More IPP Features

Linux Patches Aim To Mitigate An Inconsistent Performance / NUMA Imbalancing Issue

An interesting Linux kernel patch series was posted this week to address inconsistent NUMA imbalancing behavior for at least some workloads. In such cases these patches address performance differences seen over the past number of Linux kernel releases going on for a while…

Source: Phoronix – Linux Patches Aim To Mitigate An Inconsistent Performance / NUMA Imbalancing Issue

Linux Adding A Quirk To Improve Power Management For Intel Arc "Alchemist" GPUs

In addition to Linux 5.19 being the kernel set to have DG2/Alchemist graphics support in better shape with the IDs now (finally) being added and compute support being ready, this next kernel should boast improved power management handling for these “Alchemist” Arc Graphics GPUs…

Source: Phoronix – Linux Adding A Quirk To Improve Power Management For Intel Arc “Alchemist” GPUs

AMD/Xilinx Solarflare Network Driver Restructuring Queued For Linux 5.19

The Solarflare “SFC” network driver within the Linux kernel for their high performance network adapters, owned by Xilinx and now owned by AMD, is seeing some restructuring with the next version of the Linux kernel. The intention is on shifting older network hardware to a separate kernel module/driver so improvements and new hardware support can be the focus with this main Solarflare Linux network driver…

Source: Phoronix – AMD/Xilinx Solarflare Network Driver Restructuring Queued For Linux 5.19

Qualcomm MSM Driver With Linux 5.19 Adds DSC, Preps For Mesa Driver Within A VM

MSM DRM driver and Freedreno creator Rob Clark continues leading the charge on open-source Qualcomm Adreno graphics/display support for Linux in this effort that started out as a reverse-engineering project years ago. This past week Rob sent in the last batch of MSM Direct Rendering Manager driver updates intended for the Linux 5.19 kernel…

Source: Phoronix – Qualcomm MSM Driver With Linux 5.19 Adds DSC, Preps For Mesa Driver Within A VM

Connecting Intel Alder Lake Systems Via USB4/Thunderbolt Can Be Faster Come Linux 5.19

A feature of Thunderbolt seemingly not widely leveraged is allowing two distinct hosts/systems to be connected over a Thunderbolt cable that can then be used for tunneling arbitrary data packets using high-speed DMA rings. Should you find yourself using such a setup, starting with Linux 5.19+ it should open the door for being much faster when running on latest-generation Intel hardware for USB4/Thunderbolt…

Source: Phoronix – Connecting Intel Alder Lake Systems Via USB4/Thunderbolt Can Be Faster Come Linux 5.19

Intel In-Field Scan "IFS" Poised For Linux 5.19 To Help Spot Faulty Silicon

Back in early March Intel engineers posted a Linux driver for new functionality called In-Field Scan used for silicon failure testing. Barring any last minute issues, that Intel IFS driver should be merged for the upcoming Linux 5.19 cycle…

Source: Phoronix – Intel In-Field Scan “IFS” Poised For Linux 5.19 To Help Spot Faulty Silicon

Valve Developer Starts Poking At Open-Source "RADV" Driver Support For GFX11/RDNA3

Prominent Mesa Radeon Vulkan “RADV” driver contributor Samuel Pitoiset of Valve’s open-source driver team has begun working on GFX11 support for this driver ahead of AMD RDNA3 graphics cards launching later this year…

Source: Phoronix – Valve Developer Starts Poking At Open-Source “RADV” Driver Support For GFX11/RDNA3