systemd 248 RC3 Released With Extension Images Support, New Security Capabilities

Written by Michael Larabel in systemd on 12 March 2021 at 12:00 AM EST. 12 Comments
It looks like the official release of systemd 248 is quite imminent but for now a third release candidate has been issued to help facilitate last minute testing.

Systemd 248 reached its release candidate phase at the end of February and now it looks like in the near future the stable release will be christened.

Systemd 248 has many changes including the new notion of "system extension images", a new "veritytab" configuration file, support for unlocking LUKS2 volumes using TPM2 hardware or FIDO2 keys, a new "systemd-cryptenroll" tool, network improvements, the out-of-memory daemon (systemd-oomd) is now more mature, and other changes.

More details and downloads of 248-RC3 is available via systemd on GitHub. There is also the work-in-progress NEWS file outlining more of the pending systemd 248 changes.
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