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  • Rust support hits linux-next

    Followers of the linux-next integration tree may have noticed a significant addition: initial support for writing device drivers in the Rust language. There is some documentation in Documentation/rust, while the code itself is in the rust top-level directory.

  • Initial Support For The Rust Language Lands In Linux-Next

    For a long while now Linux kernel developers have discusses the prospects of optionally allowing the Rust language to be used for new device drivers within the Linux kernel areas and other areas within the kernel for this language that prides itself on safety and performance. As the first baby step towards that dream, initial Rust support appeared this week in the Linux-Next tree.

  • NZXT Kraken Liquid Cooler Driver Under Review For The Linux Kernel - Phoronix

    While NZXT does not provide any official Linux software support for their products like their all-in-one liquid coolers, the open-source community for years has worked to fill that void thanks to reverse-engineering. The latest work when it comes to the NZXT Kraken AIO liquid coolers is a proposed HWMON driver for the mainline kernel.

  • RISC-V XIP Support Queued Ahead Of Linux 5.13 To "eXecute In Place" - Phoronix

    It looks like the Linux 5.13 kernel will be supporting an interesting RISC-V feature this spring.

    Queued up now in RISC-V's "for-next" branch as of this week is support for XIP, or eXecute In Place. RISC-V XIP allows for code to be executed directly from non-volatile storage that is directly addressable by the CPU. RISC-V XIP allows for executing code directly off CPU-addressable storage like QSPI NOR flash memory without first having to load it into system RAM.

  • Zink OpenGL-Over-Vulkan Still Has ~200 Patches To Land, More Performance Work - Phoronix

    Mike Blumenkrantz who has been working under contract for Valve as part of their Linux graphics driver initiatives has provided a fresh status report on Zink as the Mesa Gallium3D effort for implementing OpenGL APIs atop Vulkan.

    With supporting OpenGL 4 already and continuing to squeeze out more performance, Zink is on a solid footing but there still is even more work to land to further enhance this OpenGL-on-Vulkan implementation. Mike noted in the latest post that his work-in-progress "zink-wip" branch is down to around 200 patches left to clean-up and see through the review process for merging. Two hundred or so patches isn't bad at all when considering a month or so ago they were around 600 patches.

  • A More Accurate Update

    lavapipe is ramping up towards Vulkan 1.1 support, which will, other than being a great milestone and feat of software engineering, enable zink CI testing through GL 4.5

The Rust Programming Language Is Now One Step Closer To Entering

  • The Rust Programming Language Is Now One Step Closer To Entering The Mainline Linux Kernel

    The Linux kernel community has been discussing the possibility of using the Rust programming language to write new kernel device drivers since last summer. Initial Rust support has now landed in the Linux-Next tree. This does not guarantee that Rust will be supported or even allowed in the mainline kernel, but it does mean that there is now a fair chance that Rust will eventually be required to successfully compile a Linux kernel.

Linux may be about to get far more bloated and Microsoft-control

  • This Week in Programming: Rust (Likely) Headed for Linux Kernel’s Development Branch

    Rustaceans’ dreams of Rust’s inclusion in the Linux kernel are one tiny, ever so slight step closer to becoming a reality, with this week’s “intentionally bare-bones” inclusion in Linux-next, the development branch of the Linux kernel. When last we looked, Rust was yet a mere twinkle in the eyes of those hoping to use the language in Linux kernel development, with Linux creator Linus Torvalds signaling his approval, and now that twinkle has brightened up just a bit more.

    Curb your enthusiasm, however, as this remains a rather tentative first step of many necessary steps before Rust fully lands in the Linux kernel.

  • Rust Takes 'Tentative First Step' Toward Linux Kernel

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