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  • Many AMDGPU DC Fixes Heading Into Linux 4.16

    If you have been affected by AMDGPU DC display code fallout on the Linux 4.16 release candidates up to this point, fortunately there is a big batch of fixes set to land still for this kernel cycle.

    Alex Deucher and Harry Wentland have prepared a fairly large set of fixes for AMDGPU DRM, particularly around fixing display code regressions for this in-development kernel.

  • It Looks Like Raven Ridge Desktop APUs Will Work Better With Linux 4.17

    Sadly right now with the highly-anticipated Vega+Zen Raven Ridge desktop APUs is in fairly rough shape with some hangs, display corruption, etc. Fortunately it looks like Linux 4.17 support will be in better shape.

    Phoronix reader Piotr was hitting similar display issues on his new Raven Ridge desktop to what I had been encountering. He tested out a new patch and found his screen now works.

  • Microsoft Developer Hoping To Land XArray Support For The Linux 4.17 Kernel

    For the past several months Microsoft developer Matthew Wilcox has been working on an XArray implementation for the Linux kernel that he hopes to eventually replace the radix tree data structure. He's now hoping to land the initial XArray support in Linux 4.17.

  • Ternio Joins IAB, Hyperledger, Linux Foundation and AdLedger to Help Push Blockchain Standards in Digital Advertising

    Ternio, the first company to provide a scalable blockchain solution for programmatic digital advertising, announced it has joined four different organizations to help accelerate the creation and adoption of blockchain standards in programmatic digital advertising. These groups include the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Hyperledger, Linux Foundation and AdLedger Consortium.

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