Linux 6.7 Features Include Bcachefs, Stable Meteor Lake Graphics, NVIDIA GSP & More Next-Gen Hardware

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 17 November 2023 at 11:04 AM EST. Page 2 of 2. 7 Comments.


- AMD IOMMU SVA preparations for Shared Virtual Addressing.

- LoongArch virtualization was added for KVM.

- KVM now allows up to 4096 vCPU support.

- /proc/cpuinfo will no longer show when AMD SVM is disabled by the system BIOS.

Other Hardware:

- Sensor monitoring support for more desktop hardware.

- New network hardware support and a nice performance boost.

- New Intel and AMD sound hardware support.

- Natively handle CXL link protocol errors.

- DisplayPort Alternate Mode 2.1 support "DP Alt Mode 2.1" for the USB Type-C driver.

- The Intel La Jolla Cove Adapter drivers have been upstreamed as part of the Intel Vision Sensing Controller.

- Cleaning up of the Intel Atom ISP camera driver.

- Dropping of the unmaintained QLGE Ethernet and rtl8192u WiFi drivers.

- New Dell and Lenovo keyboard quirks.

- ASUS Screenpad support.

- An ACPI Platform Driver for Inspur systems.

- Cooler Booster support for MSI laptops.

Other Kernel Features:

- MM performance optimizations as well as better handling for UEFI Unaccepted Memory.

- More FUTEX2 work.

- Scheduler improvements.

- Continued work on printk threaded print as a requirement for getting real-time (PREEMPT_RT) support mainlined.

- More Rust code has been mainlined.

Linux Security:

- Disabling Intel IBRS when a CPU is offline to help deliver better performance in some cases.

- Further cleaning up the AMD Inception/SRSO mitigation.

- >A new make hardening.config option for the kernel as sane defaults for building a security hardened kernel.

- Reducing the role for some insecure and obsolete crypto algorithms.

- LandLock access controls now cover networking.

- A cross-vendor solution for confidential computing attestation reports.

- Reworking the PE header generation to reduce the attack area.

Now onwards to Linux 6.7 kernel testing and benchmarking!

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