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  • Linux 5.16 Released With Many Intel & AMD Additions, Memory Folios, AMX, FUTEX2

    Phoronix: Linux 5.16 Released With Many Intel & AMD Additions, Memory Folios, AMX, FUTEX2

    As expected the Linux 5.16 kernel has been promoted to stable...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...-5.16-Released

  • #2
    Wonderful, this is an amazing release!
    Too bad Canonical will find again some excuse to not use it for the next Ubuntu version.
    The next kernel seems to be great too, but I just hope that they will upgrade one more time the Zstandard to v1.5.1
    Playing games from a BTRFS+Zstd compressed partition would probably be helped a lot by that.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
      Wonderful, this is an amazing release!
      Too bad Canonical will find again some excuse to not use it for the next Ubuntu version.
      apparently them have many kernel versions here:

      https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

      and them add 5.16 final

      https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.16/

      personally think about definitive kernel version for 22.04 is kernel 5.16

      installing now..................coments later

      for ubuntu this tool helps with installation process:

      https://github.com/bkw777/mainline



      Last edited by pinguinpc; 09 January 2022, 11:21 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pinguinpc View Post

        apparently them have many kernel versions here:

        https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

        and them add 5.16 final

        https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.16/

        personally think about definitive kernel version for 22.04 is kernel 5.16

        installing now..................coments later

        Yes, they always compile multiple kernels, including the current ones.
        That's no indication that they will use that for 22.04
        Multiple times in the past they had enough time to choose a more recent kernel and they didn't do it, choosing instead 1 version or 2 versions old kernel that it was LTS.
        Knowing that 5.15 is the LTS kernel version this time and not 5.16, they might choose that as being a for-profit company, they always choose what is less maintenance for them.
        Luckily the 5.16 kernel can be installed manually from that link or easier with Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Install third party too, but still some badly designed software like AMD proprietary drivers might refuse to install if it's not the original kernel version that Ubuntu 22.04 came with.
        For that case it's important that Ubuntu comes with an up-to-date kernel as possible.

        For booting the ISO file on newer computers for testing purposes, for installing it or to be used with persistent storage on the same pendrive it's also important to have an up-to-date kernel.

        But we'll see if they continue like in the past or they improve something this time.

        Honestly with the forced push of Snap crap they keep insisting with, I'm not even sure I care so much what they will do.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Danny3 View Post
          Luckily the 5.16 kernel can be installed manually from that link or easier with Ubuntu Mainline Kernel Install third party too, but still some badly designed software like AMD proprietary drivers might refuse to install if it's not the original kernel version that Ubuntu 22.04 came with.
          and sadly in my test 5.16 kernel avalaible in mainline dont allow install nvidia-vulkan beta drivers, installer show error in building kernel modules

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          • #6
            Sounds like Wine won't be using futex2?

            https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50281

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            • #7
              People running Ubuntu should not be caring about the latest and greatest.... Either accept the older and more stable or hop on a distro that runs more modern stuff.... You can't have both

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ihatemichael View Post
                Sounds like Wine won't be using futex2?

                https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50281
                Yeah, at least not in time for Wine 7.x and Ubuntu 22.x. Lets hope they will add it before the next LTS release in 2024. Wine 9.x name looks so cool and it will be the thing by then ;-)

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                • #9
                  A human readable changelog: https://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_5.16

                  nouveau has seen some changes but they are kinda smallish.
                  Last edited by birdie; 10 January 2022, 01:05 PM. Reason: adding nouveau changelog

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ihatemichael View Post
                    Sounds like Wine won't be using futex2?

                    https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=50281
                    Wow I did not expect that either. Thanks for the link and Shmerl for asking all that info!

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