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Title    Linus Torvalds: Don't Hide Rust in Linux Kernel; Death to AVX-512
Date    Monday July 13 2020, @08:41PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/07/13/0937212

takyon writes:

Linus Torvalds' Initial Comment On Rust Code Prospects Within The Linux Kernel

Kernel developers appear to be eager to debate the merits of potentially allowing Rust code within the Linux kernel. Linus Torvalds himself has made some initial remarks on the topic ahead of the Linux Plumbers 2020 conference where the matter will be discussed at length.

[...] Linus Torvalds chimed in though with his own opinion on the matter. Linus commented that he would like it to be effectively enabled by default to ensure there is widespread testing and not any isolated usage where developers then may do "crazy" things. He isn't calling for Rust to be a requirement for the kernel but rather if the Rust compiler is detected on the system, Kconfig would enable the Rust support and go ahead in building any hypothetical Rust kernel code in order to see it's properly built at least.

Linus Torvalds Wishes Intel's AVX-512 A Painful Death

According to a mailing list post spotted by Phoronix, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has shared his strong views on the AVX-512 instruction set. The discussion arose as a result of recent news that Intel's upcoming Alder Lake processors reportedly lack support for AVX-512.

Torvalds' advice to Intel is to focus on things that matter instead of wasting resources on new instruction sets, like AVX-512, that he feels aren't beneficial outside the HPC market.

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Original Submission

Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "Linus Torvalds' Initial Comment On Rust Code Prospects Within The Linux Kernel" - https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Torvalds-Rust-Kernel-K-Build
  3. "potentially allowing Rust code within the Linux kernel" - https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Plumbers-2020-Rust
  4. "commented" - https://lkml.org/lkml/2020/7/10/1261
  5. "Linus Torvalds Wishes Intel's AVX-512 A Painful Death" - https://www.tomshardware.com/news/linus-torvalds-wishes-intel-avx-512-a-painful-death
  6. "Phoronix" - https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linus-Torvalds-On-AVX-512
  7. "his strong views" - https://www.realworldtech.com/forum/?threadid=193189&curpostid=193190
  8. "Alder Lake processors" - https://www.tomshardware.com/news/alder-lake-s-compiler-update-points-to-biglittle-desktop-chips
  9. "Rust 1.0 Finally Released!" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/05/15/1942204
  10. "Results of Rust Survey 2016" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/06/27/0359241
  11. "AVX-512: A "Hidden Gem"?" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/07/01/0334211
  12. "Linus Torvalds Rejects "Beyond Stupid" Intel Security Patch From Amazon Web Services" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=20/06/04/2236240
  13. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=42070

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