December 3, 2022

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RISC-V adds CD-ROM image support to its default Linux 6.1 kernel configuration

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RISC-V adds CD-ROM image support to its default Linux 6.1 kernel configuration



 

RISC-V adds CD-ROM image support to its default Linux 6.1 kernel configuration.

RISC-V will add support for CD-ROM filesystems in the upcoming Linux 6.1 default kernel configuration .

This move is not intended to use CD/DVD drives in RISC-V, after all CD-ROMs are largely obsolete by 2022.

This is because some installation media can still be distributed as images of these filesystems, and some use cases may also involve images archived in this format.

And the RISC-V default kernel configuration already provides support for ISO9660, Joliet and ZISOFS file systems.

 

Currently this filesystem driver is already well built on RISC-V, this change is only to enable the default configuration “defconfig” for ISO960 / Joliet / ZISOFS .

 

   RISC-V adds CD-ROM image support to its default Linux 6.1 kernel configuration

 

For RISC-V using Linux 6.1, this change also enables transparent huge-pages swap (TH_SWAP, transparent huge-pages swap) for RISC-V 64-bit systems, the default NR_CPUS capacity has been increased to 512, and for RISC- V’s CPU topology subsystem was optimized. The latter now supports RISC-V reporting correct CPU topology information in more configurations.

See Pull Request for details .



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