Linux 4.0-rc5 Mostly Has Routine Driver Updates

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 23 March 2015 at 08:42 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Linus Torvalds released the weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.0 kernel last night.

Linux 4.0 brings many changes and numerous features though at this stage of development the work is just about fixing bugs/regressions. Linus noted that 4.0-rc5 has roughly the same amount of changes as 4.0-rc4, but it's mostly the usual driver updates and other non-exciting changes for this late in the cycle.

For the current Linux 4.0 state there isn't anything too scary except for a NUMA balancing performance regression that is still being worked on by upstream developers.

More details via the announcement of Linux 4.0-rc5 on the LKML. I'll be out with some new Linux 4.0 kernel benchmarks shortly.
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