A Look At Alder Lake Against Older CPUs Going Back To Sandy Bridge, Kaveri

After recently carrying out the Core i5 12400 Linux benchmarks against other modern processors, for curiosity I ran some benchmarks on some older hardware going back to AMD Kaveri and Intel Sandy Bridge for a look at how the modern Ubuntu performance compares across all those systems…

Source: Phoronix – A Look At Alder Lake Against Older CPUs Going Back To Sandy Bridge, Kaveri

Linux 5.17 Adds GPU Recovery Support For AMD Rembrandt APUs

On top of all the GPU driver feature changes to merge last week, yesterday marked the first batch of “fixes” sent in to Linux 5.17 for the Direct Rendering Manager drivers. Notable from this batch of fixes is getting GPU recovery enabled for Yellow Carp / Rembrandt APUs…

Source: Phoronix – Linux 5.17 Adds GPU Recovery Support For AMD Rembrandt APUs

Intel Linux Driver Adds New DG2 "G12" Graphics Variant

To date the Intel Linux graphics driver has supported Intel’s DG2 “Alchemist” G10 and G11 sub-platforms/variants as the main designs to this point. However, at the end of last year we began seeing “G12” references surface in their compute stack and now the Intel open-source Linux kernel driver is formally preparing the DG2-G12 variant support…

Source: Phoronix – Intel Linux Driver Adds New DG2 “G12” Graphics Variant

(open)SUSE Announces D-Installer: Working On A Web-Based Distro Installer

In addition to the Fedora / Red Hat Anaconda installer working on a web-based implementation, openSUSE/SUSE is also exploring a web-based installation front-end built atop their existing YaST. They are developing this new web front-end as the “D-Installer” project…

Source: Phoronix – (open)SUSE Announces D-Installer: Working On A Web-Based Distro Installer

Fedora Server 36 Could Make It Easier To Manage NFS & Samba File Sharing

Red Hat with the Fedora community have been working for years now to make Cockpit very capable for a web-based interface for administering Linux servers. In addition to this year working on shifting their Anaconda installer to a web-based interface that makes use of Cockpit, from this web management portal they are wanting to make it easier to setup file sharing with NFS and Samba…

Source: Phoronix – Fedora Server 36 Could Make It Easier To Manage NFS & Samba File Sharing

Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan Now Offers As Broad OpenGL Coverage As RadeonSI, Intel

When it comes to OpenGL extension support, the Zink generic OpenGL-on-Vulkan implementation now has as robust coverage as core Mesa offers and what is implemented by the LLVMpipe software driver, RadeonSI Gallium3D, and the Intel i965 drivers…

Source: Phoronix – Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan Now Offers As Broad OpenGL Coverage As RadeonSI, Intel

Building A Silent Linux Desktop For 2022 With The Streacom DB4

The long time Phoronix reader, with an excellent long-term memory, may remember an odd article from back in August 2017 on buying a passively cooled computer. It tells the tale of the consumer who decided to buy a rather niche, fanless, therefore passively cooled computer.

Source: Phoronix – Building A Silent Linux Desktop For 2022 With The Streacom DB4

Intel's Unaccepted Memory Support Updated For Substantially Faster Booting Of TDX VMs

Way back in August Intel posted a set of Linux kernel patches for supporting “unaccepted memory” by the Linux kernel in preparation for next-generation Xeon processors and speeding up the boot time for guest virtual machines making use of Intel’s Trust Domain Extensions (TDX) security feature. Unaccepted memory support hasn’t yet made it to the mainline kernel but now a second iteration of the patches have been posted…

Source: Phoronix – Intel’s Unaccepted Memory Support Updated For Substantially Faster Booting Of TDX VMs

AMD SMCA Updates Land In Linux 5.17 For Future CPUs

Last week I noted about EDAC changes in Linux 5.17 for future AMD CPUs. The “Error Detection and Correction” work included AMD adding RDDR5 / LRDDR5 support to their driver and new CPU model IDs that appear to be for Zen 4. Also working on next-gen AMD processor support in Linux 5.17 are recent SMCA changes…

Source: Phoronix – AMD SMCA Updates Land In Linux 5.17 For Future CPUs

Linux 5.17 Making It Easier To Build A Kernel With All The Shiny Debug Features

Over the years the Linux kernel has picked up many different sanitizers, memory leak detectors, and other features for helping to diagnose and address deficiencies in the kernel. However, all of these debugging-optimized features aren’t centrally located that can make it difficult for system administrators and developers to spot these numerous features when configuring a kernel build manually. Now with Linux 5.17 that is changing…

Source: Phoronix – Linux 5.17 Making It Easier To Build A Kernel With All The Shiny Debug Features

Genode OS Planning For WireGuard, Mobile Usability With The PinePhone

I’ve been writing about Genode OS for over a decade as one of the interesting original, open-source operating system frameworks that has taken novel approaches to many design elements and continues persevering with their efforts. For 2022 the project has yet more ambitious goals ahead…

Source: Phoronix – Genode OS Planning For WireGuard, Mobile Usability With The PinePhone

F2FS With Linux 5.17 Makes Some Performance Improvements

F2FS as the Flash-Friendly File-System may not see too much use out of desktop Linux distributions at least as it concerns any easy/semi-endorsed root install option, but this file-system does continue maturing and seeing much use by enthusiasts and especially among the plethora of Android devices now supporting this flash-optimized file-system. With Linux 5.17, F2FS has some performance improvements and other fixes…

Source: Phoronix – F2FS With Linux 5.17 Makes Some Performance Improvements

LibreOffice Sees New Activity For Compiling To WebAssembly

Last May there was some work on compiling LibreOffice to WebAssembly as another means of getting this open-source office suite executing within the web browser and other environments. It had been quiet since on the LibreOffice WASM front but a number of new commits were merged this morning…

Source: Phoronix – LibreOffice Sees New Activity For Compiling To WebAssembly