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Insight: Linux Kernel 5.6 Looks Promising With A List Of Exciting Features
While Linux Kernel 5.5 is recently available for download, Linux Kernel 5.6 is already creating enough buzz with plenty of exciting features and improvements.
Linux Kernel 5.6 Looks Promising With A List Of Exciting Features
Some of the improvements in Linux Kernel 5.6:
– WireGuard finally going into the mainline kernel for this secure VPN tunnel.
– Initial USB4 support thanks to Intel’s open-source developers.
– The FQ-PIE packet scheduler is being mainlined as another step to fighting bufferbloat on Linux
– Improved AMD Zen temperature/power reporting.
– Btrfs Async Discard support for better TRIM/discard performance on SSDs with Btrfs.
– F2FS data compression support.
– Open-source NVIDIA RTX 2000 “Turing” graphics support with hardware acceleration albeit dependent on firmware binary blobs that have yet to be published.
– AMD Pollock support was sent in as part of the graphics changes.
– AMD DP MST DSC support is all wired up.
– AMD Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) is wired up for tapping the PSP / Secure Processor on Raven and newer APUs.
– Power management improvements for Radeon GPUs.
– Intel SST Core-Power support.
– Intel Virtual Bus introduction.
– FSCRYPT inline encryption.
– EXT4 Direct I/O optimizations.