Linux 5.0 rc6 on the way to a normal release ...

Linux Kernel

Linus Torvalds has announced this new Release Candidate 6 of the new Linux kernel 5.0. The project is heading towards a normal launch as Linus has well expressed in the statement. As he has commented, they are not having too many problems or there is nothing especially strange, so they are meeting expectations for the moment. Also, Linus has made it clear that Linux 5.0 rc6 is a bit bigger than he would have liked and is a consequence of the changes they have made to the parts.

Our new products or development that has been done in this kernel, as I think as always. In all it is more or less the same, correction of some bugs, improvements in the drivers, etc. On this occasion, what has been worked the most is the network, both the controllers and the core, representing approximately a quarter of the total changes of the RC6. But it is not the only thing that has been done ...

Work has also been done on other aspects such as Controllers GPU, DMA, IIO, sound, USB, MISC, and a long etc. Likewise, there have been changes in another part that is vital, the architectures as usual. The code referring to the architectures is what determines the behavior and optimization of the microprocessors working under Linux, so it is especially important that you take care of it.

Among the architectures that have been tweaked are ARM, MIPS, x86, and PowerPC. Likewise, the aspect of the FS has also been worked to improve everything related to the file systems for our storage media. And the kernel itself is another of the protagonists in terms of the work of kernel developers. As Linus has well said in the LKML, «[..] none of that looks so strange or scary. I think we are still well on our way to a normal launch."...


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