Linux Kernel 5.0 has been released. Linux Kernel 5.0 is out with plenty of new and improved features. Some of the features in latest kernel are:
- AMD Radeon FreeSync support
- Support for a new VegaM and other new Vega IDs.
- NVIDIA Xavier display support with the Tegra DRM code.
- Improved AMD CPU microcode handling.
- New Intel Stratix 10 FPGA drivers
- AArch64 pointer authentication support..
- AMDKFD compute support for Vega 12 and Polaris 12.
- Continued work on Intel Icelake Gen11 graphics
Linux Kernel 5.0 Released With The New Features
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of new Kernel.
Ok, so the last week of the 5.0 release wasn't entirely quiet, but it's a lot smaller than rc8 was, and on the whole I'm happy that I delayed a week and did an rc8. It turns out that the actual patch that I talked about in the rc8 release wasn't the worrisome bug I had thought: yes, we had an uninitialized variable, but the reason we hadn't immediately noticed it due to a warning was that the way gcc works, the compiler had basically initialized it for us to the right value. So the same thing that caused not the lack of warning, also effectively meant that the fix was a no-op in practice. But hey, we had other bug fixes come in that actually did matter, and the uninitialized variable _could_ have been a problem with another compiler. Regardless - all is well that ends well. We have more than a handful of real fixes in the last week, but not enough to make me go "Hmm, things are really unstable". In fact, at least two thirds of the patches are marked as being fixes for previous releases, so it's not like 5.0 itself looks bad. Knock wood. Anyway, with this, the merge window for 5.1 is obviously open, and I'm happy to see that I already have several early pull requests. Which I'll start processing tomorrow. And appended is - as usual - the shortlog just for the last week. The overall changes for all of the 5.0 release are much bigger. But I'd like to point out (yet again) that we don't do feature-based releases, and that "5.0" doesn't mean anything more than that the 4.x numbers started getting big enough that I ran out of fingers and toes