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    Samsung Revs Its In-Kernel SMB3 Server Focused On Fast Performance, New Features

    news.movim.eu / Phoronix · 10:23

While Samba is well known for SMB/CIFS server support on Linux and other platforms for supporting Microsoft's SMB networking protocol for file and print services, Samba is implemented in user-space while Samsung has been pursuing an SMB server implemented in kernel-space for better performance and wiring up new features that can be more easily accomplished within the kernel...
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    GCC 12's Static Analyzer Gaining Initial Assembly Support

    news.movim.eu / Phoronix · 08:00

Merged into the GNU Compiler Collection development code on Wednesday was an initial implementation of Assembly support for its analyzer...
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    Mesa 21.2 Released With New Intel Crocus Driver, PanVK, Early M1 Code

    news.movim.eu / Phoronix · Yesterday - 19:30

Mesa 21.2 is out as the latest quarterly update to this open-source Linux graphics driver stack for user-space, most notably providing the Intel and Radeon OpenGL/Vulkan drivers among others...
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    Oracle Working On BPF CO-RE Support For GCC To Easily Run BPF Programs On Any Kernel

    news.movim.eu / Phoronix · Yesterday - 19:00

Running eBPF kernel programs continues to be increasing popular and used for a variety of use-cases in production environments but one of the challenges is around needing to compile the (e)BPF programs for a given kernel while BPF CO-RE has been working to change that. The LLVM Clang compiler already supports the ability for BPF "Compile Once, Run Everywhere" while now Oracle engineers are working to bring the same level of support to GCC...
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    Intel Proposes Linux Kernel Driver Allow/Deny Filtering

    news.movim.eu / Phoronix · Yesterday - 18:13

As part of their work around Trust Domain Extensions (TDX) support for Linux, Intel engineers are proposing a driver filter option for Linux to be able to set allow or deny lists of driver(s) that can or cannot be loaded by the booted kernel...
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    Arch Linux, Clear Linux, Fedora Compete On The ASUS ROG Strix G15

    news.movim.eu / Phoronix · Yesterday - 12:45

Following last month's look at the ASUS ROG Strix G15 AMD Advantage laptop with Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and some of the initial hurdles seen on Ubuntu, readers were curious about how well other Linux distributions fared compatibility wise or if offering better performance elsewhere. Here are some tests across Arch Linux, Clear Linux, Fedora Workstation, and Ubuntu 21.04 for reference.
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    X.Org Server Adds "Fake Screen FPS" Option

    news.movim.eu / Phoronix · Yesterday - 10:06

The X.Org Server has picked up a new "-fakescreenfps" option to help with VNC and other remote display scenarios...
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    Many Interesting Talks On Deck For The X.Org Developers Conference 2021

    news.movim.eu / Phoronix · Yesterday - 09:45

The program/schedule for this year's XDC21 X.Org Developers' Conference was posted this week ahead of the event occurring in mid-September. There are many interesting talks about X.Org and beyond, which in recent years largely revolve around Mesa and Wayland...