Linux 5.3: the new features of the new kernel version

Linux Kernel

El new Linux kernel 5.3 is on the way. Your first RC or release candidate has been launched. The new RC1 already gives some clues about what the final version of Linux 5.3 will be and here we list all the news of the future kernel that will soon reach all the distros that want to use it. You can download and test this new version from the web

Each changes in this new version are quite important, nothing superficial. It comes with great improvements for the graphics section, also for CPU architectures, performance improvements and support for new technologies such as Intel Speed ​​Select Technology or SST for Intel processors intended for servers, allowing better configuration of the frequency / consumption for different loads of job. It also includes support for the new Apple MacBook laptops.

Among the What's New and New in Linux 5.3 you'll find:

  • Support for new AMD Radeon RX5700 Series in the AMDGPU driver. NAVI is now supported and will continue to improve some missing bugs and optimizations.
  • The Nouveau driver for NVIDIA GPUs has also been improved to add support for Turing TU116.
  • Intel HDR will also be supported, as will Broadcom V3D from the Raspberry Pi 4, and other changes for other graphics chips.
  • Intel Speed ​​Select Technology or SST will also be supported for Intel Xeon Cascadelake.
  • ARM improves support to support more SoCs and boards, such as NVIDIA Jetson Nano.
  • RISC-V also improves the kernel code for the support of this open ISA.
  • Arrive too improvements for AVX-512, CPUfreq driver for Raspberry Pi, support for Intel's NNPI, UMWAIT, support for x86-based Chinese Zhaoxi CPUs, updates for 64-bit ARM, etc.
  • News and improvements in the support for new compression systems and file systems or FS. For example UBIFS, NFS, VirtIO-PMEM, Ceph, Btrfs and XFS, F2FS with native support for SWAP, LZ4 compression for EROFS, new features in EXT4, etc.
  • Improved support for some laptops, specifically the new Apple MacBook models released after 2015. Also for ASUS TUF Gaming and Chromebooks.
  • Support for new hardware such as Wacom tablets, Sitek racing wheel, and other devices. Also for 100GbE networks, Intel Sound Open Firmware, Cirrus Logic, Realtek audio, etc.
  • And lastly, there other changes as support for ACRN hypervisor, enable Wimplicit-falltrhough compiler flag for developers, ARM Energy Aware Scheduling, VirtIO-IOMMU driver, support for compressing firmware and microcode files, xxHash support, CERN developers have been removing the FMC subsystem, etc.

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