Linux 4.5-rc3 Kernel Released & Has Fixes For AMDGPU

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 7 February 2016 at 07:09 PM EST. 9 Comments
Linus Torvalds has found better things to do than watching Super Bowl 50 by releasing the RC3 for the Linux 4.5 kernel.

Much more exciting than American Football is the availability now of 4.5-rc3 as the latest weekly test kernel. Linux 4.5-rc3 remains codenamed "Blurry Fish Butt", which it's been now for a while.

As of writing this post, Linus hasn't volleyed any message onto the Linux Kernel Mailing List, but if he later sends out anything interesting, I'll be sure to update this article. In monitoring Linux Git work throughout the week, it's mostly come down to more bug/regression fixes.

One area that may interest some Phoronix readers are the AMDGPU fixes. With the latest Git, the MC firmware is no longer loaded for Fiji. This kernel also has the changes so AMD Iceland/Topaz hardware is no longer considered experimental.

If you are not familiar with the Linux 4.5 new features, read The Many New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel.
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