Renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman launched in the present day the primary level launch to the most recent Linux 5.4 kernel sequence, which is now secure and prepared for mass deployments.

Announced by Linus Torvalds on November 24th, the Linux 5.4 kernel sequence is the most recent and most superior kernel department that GNU/Linux customers can set up on their favourite distributions. It ships with the long-anticipated help for Microsoft's exFAT file system, a brand new highly-anticipated "lockdown" safety function, and lots of {hardware} enhancements.

Additionally, Linux kernel 5.4 brings improved app reminiscence administration on Android, a brand new high-performance virtio driver known as virtio-fs, which can be utilized for sharing information between hosts and friends, dm-clone for stay cloning of block gadgets, a brand new safety function known as fs-verity for detecting file tampering, in addition to many enhancements for AMD GPUs and APUs.

Linux kernel 5.4 is now prepared for mass adoption

As of in the present day, the Linux 5.4 kernel sequence is now prepared for mass adoption because it has been marked as "stable" on the kernel.org web site with the discharge of its first level launch, Linux kernel 5.4.1. This implies that GNU/Linux OS distributors can begin packaging the Linux 5.4 kernel for their secure releases and push it by the repositories for customers to put in it.

Linux kernel 5.4.1 is a upkeep replace that modifications a complete of 69 information, with 1090 insertions and 472 deletions. Therefore, it’s extremely really helpful to replace your techniques to this newest secure launch as quickly as doable. Experienced Linux customers can obtain Linux kernel 5.4.1 proper now from kernel.org and compile it on their favourite GNU/Linux distribution. You may also browse the code at https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux.git/tree/?h=v5.4.1.