Upgraded Kernel & Mesa Yield A Big Boost For Athlon R3 Graphics

Yesterday I delivered the first Linux benchmarks of the AMD Athlon 5350 with Radeon R3 Graphics. Benchmarks of the socketed Kabini APU are ongoing at Phoronix in a variety of different software and hardware configurations. The tests that have just wrapped up today are checking out the performance when upgrading the Linux kernel and Mesa compared to what’s shipped by default in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Torvalds Is Unconvined By LTO’ing A Linux Kernel

Yesterday patches were published via a pull request to enable experimental LTO support for the Linux 3.15 kernel, but Linus Torvalds hasn’t yet decided whether he will accept this code in the upstream Linux kernel… Linus doesn’t yet see the benefits in link-time optimizations for the kernel and isn’t sure whether this code is ready yet to be mainlined…
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