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Old 07-25-2016, 11:45 AM   #1
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Linux 4.7 Kernel Officially Released

The Official Announcement:

So, after a slight delay due to my travels, I'm back, and 4.7 is out.

Despite it being two weeks since rc7, the final patch wasn't all that
big, and much of it is trivial one- and few-liners. There's a couple
of network drivers that got a bit more loving. Appended is the
shortlog since rc7 for people who care: it's fairly spread out, with
networking and some intel Kabylake GPU fixes being the most noticeable
ones. But there's random small noise spread all over.

And obviously, this means that the merge window for 4.8 is
open.Judging by the linux-next contents, that's going to be a bigger
release than the current one (4.7 really was fairly calm, I blame at
least partly summer in the northern hemisphere).
The KernelNewbies Changelog:

Summary: This release adds support for the recent Radeon RX 480 GPUs, support for parallel pathname lookups in the same directory, a new experimental 'schedutils' frequency governor that should be faster and more accurate than existing governors, support for the EFI 'Capsule' mechanism for upgrading firmware, support for virtual USB Devices in USB/IP to make emulated phones behave as real USB devices, a new security module 'LoadPin' that ensures that all kernel modules are loaded from the same filesystem, an interface to create histograms of events in the ftrace interface, support for attaching BPF programs to kernel tracepoints, support for callchains of events in the perf trace utility, stable support for the Android's sync_file fencing mechanism, and many other improvements and new drivers.


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