212: Linux Action News
26 October 2021
Major performance milestones are being hit with new code inbound for Linux, Plasma and GNOME desktops are set to run Wayland on NVIDIA's binary driver, and why the SFC's new GPL fight could have implications for you.
- Newest Linux Optimizations Can Achieve 10M IOPS Per-Core With IO_uring — These optimizations today were primarily within the kernel’s block / NVMe / IO_uring code but also some touching the memory management code. All of these optimizations he has been pursuing for achieving the best possible per-core I/O performance can be found via linux-block’s perf-wip branch.
- Jens Axboe on Twitter — That’s it. 10M IOPS, one physical core. #io_uring #linux
- Linux 5.15 Delivers Many Features With New NTFS Driver, In-Kernel SMB3 Server, New Hardware — Here is a more detailed look at all of the Linux 5.15 changes coming for this next stable kernel.
- Linux 5.15 Lands Memcg Performance Regression Fix
- Apple Silicon PCIe Driver Queued For Linux 5.16
- Linux 5.16 To Support The 2021 Apple Magic Keyboard
- KDE Plasma Readies Its NVIDIA GBM Support, Fingerprint Authentication Added — Initial support for the NVIDIA driver with KDE Plasma 5.23.2’s GBM back-end. In conjunction with the NVIDIA 495 Linux driver beta exposing Generic Buffer Manager support, Plasma 5.23.2+ will play nicely with that new driver support on Wayland.
- NVIDIA 495 Linux Beta Driver Released With GBM Support
- Fedora 35 has Wayland + GBM + NVIDIA
- Copyleft Compliance Projects - Software Freedom Conservancy — Software Freedom Conservancy, a nonprofit organization focused on ethical technology, is filing the lawsuit as the purchaser of a product which has copylefted code. This approach makes it the first legal case that focuses on the rights of individual consumers as third-party beneficiaries of the GPL.