Fedora Stakeholders Discuss Possibility Of Using Pre-Built Initramfs Images

Another alternative to slow initramfs generation could be distributing pre-built initramfs images to users. An additional benefit of that is possibly better security with measured boot capabilities, a matter currently being discussed by Fedora stakeholders…

Source: Phoronix – Fedora Stakeholders Discuss Possibility Of Using Pre-Built Initramfs Images

9 Years After Starting, AppStream 1.0 Is Coming For Cross-Distribution Package Metadata

AppStream was started in 2011 as a means of drawing up cross-distribution (XML-based) standards for describing software components/packages metadata and for repositories to describe software collections. Now nearly a decade later, AppStream 1.0 should be coming in the next few months…

Source: Phoronix – 9 Years After Starting, AppStream 1.0 Is Coming For Cross-Distribution Package Metadata

AMD Prepares Fix To Address Clicking Issue With Audio Playback On Raven APUs

Unfortunately it wasn’t a trouble-free experience at launch but with time Raven Ridge APUs have been getting cleaned up on Linux for a pleasant experience, thanks in part to the Google Chromebook play that has also seen these newer AMD APUs seeing HDCP content protection support and PSP / TEE trusted execution functionality…

Source: Phoronix – AMD Prepares Fix To Address Clicking Issue With Audio Playback On Raven APUs

Linux 5.5 SSD RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Benchmarks Of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS

Last month were benchmarks of RAID benchmarks on four hard drives in not visiting the Linux HDD RAID performance in a while. Stemming from that article were requests of fresh tests of the SSD RAID performance on Linux 5.5 Git, so here are those results for single drive performance and RAID0 / RAID1 / RAID5 / RAID6 / RAID10.

Source: Phoronix – Linux 5.5 SSD RAID 0/1/5/6/10 Benchmarks Of Btrfs / EXT4 / F2FS / XFS

Btrfs Ready For Linux 5.6 With Async Discard For Better Efficiency + Performance

Btrfs in the now-stable Linux 5.5 kernel is exciting for its new RAID1C3/RAID1C4 capability allowing three/four copies of data rather than just two while looking ahead to Linux 5.6 is further feature work on this Linux file-system…

Source: Phoronix – Btrfs Ready For Linux 5.6 With Async Discard For Better Efficiency + Performance

Linux 5.5 Required More Deblobbing Than Usual For GNU Linux-libre 5.5

Fresh off the Linux 5.5 release, the Free Software Foundation Latin America crew has debuted their GNU Linux-libre 5.5 downstream that continues to be focused on deblobbing the kernel of drivers requiring proprietary firmware and stripping out other code/functionality that is contingent upon non-free software bits and removing the ability to load closed-source kernel modules…

Source: Phoronix – Linux 5.5 Required More Deblobbing Than Usual For GNU Linux-libre 5.5

Linux 5.6 "HWMON" Changes Sent In With Big AMD Improvements

Following the Linux 5.5 kernel release one of the first pull requests sent in is for the hardware monitoring “HWMON” subsystem updates. Dominating the HWMON interest this cycle is a long overdue SATA temperature monitoring driver and vastly improving the k10temp driver for AMD Zen desktop and server CPUs…

Source: Phoronix – Linux 5.6 “HWMON” Changes Sent In With Big AMD Improvements