Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 5.5 With Better Feature

Insight: Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 5.5 With Better Hardware Support

Founder of Linux, Linus Torvalds releases Linux Kernel 5.5 with tons of new features. Linux 5.5, named Kleptomaniac Octopus has better hardware support.

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 5.5 With Better Feature

From the announcement email:

So this last week was pretty quiet, and while we had a late network
update with some (mainly iwl wireless) network driver and netfilter
module loading fixes, David didn't think that warranted another -rc.
And outside of that, it's really been very quiet indeed - there's a
panfrost driver update too, but again it didn't really seem to make
sense to delay the final release by another week.

Outside of those, it's all really tiny, even if some of those tiny
changes touched some core files.

So despite the slight worry that the holidays might have affected the
schedule, 5.5 ended up with the regular rc cadence and is out now.

That means that the merge window for 5.6 will open tomorrow, and I
already have a couple of pull requests pending. The timing for this
next merge window isn't optimal for me - I have some travel and other
things going on during the same two weeks, but hopefully it won't be
all that noticeable.  But there might be random timezones, odd hours,
and random delays because of that. I try to avoid scheduling things
during the merge window, but hey, it doesn't always work out, and I'd
have to delay things by two weeks to avoid the conflicts, which just
doesn't seem worth it.

Particularly since it's not necessarily going to be a problem to begin
with. We'll see.

Anyway. Go out and test 5.5, and start sending me those pull requests
for all the new development that is ready,


You can download Linux kernel 5.5. from this link.


– VMs on Microsoft Hyper-V can finally hibernate.

– Dropping of the SYSCTL system call.

– Reworked AMD IOMMU driver code.

– Continued improvements for the AMD Arcturus Vega-based GPU bring-up.

– AMDGPU HDCP support for Raven Ridge and newer.

– Continued Intel Gen12 / Tiger Lake graphics.

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