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GTK4 Ejects The Mir Backend & Drops The Big GDK Lock

Mon, 2018-02-05 12:46
After adding the Mir back-end for the GTK+ 3.16 cycle, GTK+ 4.0 is dropping this back-end for the Canonical-developed display server...

NetBSD Has SVS To Mitigate Meltdown, Still Working On Spectre

Mon, 2018-02-05 11:55
The NetBSD project has issued an update concerning recent security efforts for this popular BSD operating system...

Genode Is Developing A GPU Multiplexer For Intel Graphics Hardware

Mon, 2018-02-05 11:36
Besides talking about GNU Hurd in 2018 one of the other interesting talks in FOSDEM's micro-kernel track this year was on an Intel GPU resource multiplexer being developed by the Genode project...

GNU Hurd Hardware Support Remains In Very Rough Shape For 2018

Sun, 2018-02-04 22:12
Yesterday at FOSDEM 2018 Hurd developer Samuel Thibault talked about the work done on this GNU kernel for a PCI arbiter to allow different user-land drivers to access PCI devices concurrently. During this PCI arbiter talk he also went over the current state of the hardware support and recent achievements for GNU Hurd...

Spectre V1 Mitigation, IBPB Support Sent In For Linux 4.16

Sun, 2018-02-04 19:09
Last week Meltdown/Spectre patch wrangler Thomas Gleixner sent in various code clean-ups for Retpolines and KPTI with Linux 4.16 while today more feature work has been submitted. This initial initial mitigation work for Spectre v1 as well as IBPB support...

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