The Top Linux 5.7 Features From Apple Fast Charge To Official Tiger Lake Graphics
Among the most interesting new features and improvements for Linux 5.7 include:
- Intel Tiger Lake "Gen12" graphics are now enabled by default in being deemed stable enough for out-of-the-box support where as on prior kernels the support at the time was hidden behind a kernel module parameter.
- AMD Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" mobile graphics support is in good shape and running great.
- The new exFAT file-system driver from Samsung that replaces the earlier exFAT staging driver. Linux 5.7 brings great exFAT support!
- Zstd compression support for the F2FS file-system.
- A driver for supporting Apple USB Fast Charge capabilities.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 mainline support as well as supporting various Arm devices in general like the Pine Tab and Pinebook Pro.
- Intel P-State beginning to use Schedutil governor by default when operating in passive mode and other changes are set for Linux 5.8 and forthcoming kernels.
- /dev/random performance improvements as well as other performance work like to SELinux and other components.
- Split lock detection is added for noting or killing the offending process when this performance-hitting issue occurs.
See a more thorough listing of the Linux 5.7 kernel changes via our Linux 5.7 feature overview. More Linux 5.7 benchmarks coming up shortly on Phoronix.