LinuxGizmos has an interesting article on how an Intel Engineer fixed up Linux's DisplayPort compliance, and got the kernel patch moved upstream.
At ELC 2017, Intel's Manasi Navare described how she patched Linux 4.12 for true DisplayPort compliance, and offered tips on pushing patches upstream.
If you've ever hooked up a Linux computer to a DisplayPort monitor and encountered only a flickering or blank screen, we've got good news for you. A graphics kernel developer at Intel's Open Source Technology Center has solved the problem with a patch that will go into Linux Kernel 4.12. Manasi Navare's patch modifies Atomic Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) technology to gracefully drop down to a lower resolution to display the image.
"Someone had to fix this problem, so I said okay, I have the knowledge and I have the community to help me," said Navare at the recent Embedded Linux Conference.
(Score: 2) by butthurt on Thursday April 06 2017, @01:26AM (1 child)
According to the article I linked, the company's goal is to "reflect the available talent pool." Right next to the part I quoted, the article says that they fell short of that and are making an effort to remedy the situation. The pool of actual applicants may be a better proxy for the "available talent" than is the pool of North American university graduates. If, as you appear to be saying, around 75% of those graduates are men and around 86% are white or Asian, that doesn't reflect the general population. I think you're mistaken about the first part of that: in 2009 in the United States, 41.3% of college degrees awarded (associate's through doctoral) went to men.
The situation, of course, may be different in Canada and Mexico. Whence comes your information?
According to the 2000 U.S. census,
The White non-Hispanic population
represented 71 percent of people
who reported exactly one race and
70 percent of the total population.
-- https://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01-4.pdf [census.gov]
In 2010, it was less, around 66%:
[...] the number of Whites who reported one
race and identified as non-Hispanic
numbered 196.8 million, or 64 per-
cent of the total population.
Among the 7.5 million people who
reported White in combination with
an additional race group(s), 2.4
million were Hispanic. Multiple-
race White respondents who were
of Hispanic origin represented
1 percent of the total population.
The company does have a presence in Canada and in Mexico, among other countries.
> Also, why lump "white and Asian" together?
I would assume that, in the company's estimation, those are the groups which are adequately represented among its staff. Here's a link to their latest report, which includes figures going back to 2014.
To their credit, they are trying to encourage students in the under-represented groups, so that the pool of qualified workers may, in time, more closely resemble the general population.
(Score: 2) by Nerdfest on Thursday April 06 2017, @01:42AM
I'm thinking of graduation rates specifically in technology, although I guess they do hire more than just engineers.