A Look At The Plethora Of Linux 4.16 Kernel Features & Changes
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 11 February 2018. Page 2 of 3. 5 Comments

Storage / File-Systems:

- An improvement yielding a big speed boost for small I/O activity due to a change to the inode i_version field.

- Many low-level improvements to XFS and promoting some functionality from experimental.

- Continued work on improving Btrfs RAID 5 / 6 with several more fixes this cycle.

- Various enhancements to the F2FS file-system.

- Another hearty set of block updates with improvements for BCache, NVMe, and other bits of code.

- EXT4 fixes.

- OverlayFS NFS export abilities.

Graphics / Display:

- AMDGPU DC multi-display synchronization.

- Moving the AMDGPU scheduler to a common area with the Etnaviv DRM driver hoping to make use of it next kernel driver.

- AMDKFD improvements for HSA/compute while the Linux 4.17 kernel is where it will be more exciting for discrete Radeon owners.

- The Intel DRM driver has continued work on maturing the Cannonlake "Gen 10" graphics support.

- Jetson TX2 display support.

- MSM DEVFREQ support.

- Clock gating and GP108 support for the Nouveau DRM driver.

- And the rest of the big DRM pull.

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