The Many New Features & Improvements Of The Linux 4.5 Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 24 January 2016. Page 2 of 3. 17 Comments

Processors / Architectures / Platforms

- A huge ARMv6 and ARMv7 code rework that has been five years in the making. With this multi-platform work, support for different ARMv6 and ARMv7 boards can now be compiled into the same working kernel.

- Other new ARM support includes the Sigma Designs Tango4 support, Raspberry Pi 2 SoC (BCM2836) support, CPUFreq support for the Freescale i.MX7D, Rockchip SMP support for the RK3036, Rockchip RK3228 support, SMP support for the Broadcom Kona and NSP, and Freescale LS1043a SoC and development board support.

- PowerPC architecture updates.

- Many ACPI and power management updates as usual for the Linux kernel.

- Continued work by Microsoft on Hyper-V improvements in KVM.

- Perf support for Intel's Xeon Phi Knights Landing.

- New AMD processor power monitoring support in hwmon.

- An AMD NTB (Non-Transparent Bridge) driver for future Zeppelin Opteron hardware.

- NVIDIA Tegra had its own special pull request that included support for the Tegra X1 (Tegra 210) SoC, Tegra Denver ARMv8 SoiC support, Jetson TX1 developer board support, Tegra132 Norrin support, and other modern Tegra-related support work.

Gaming

- HID driver updates that include initial support for the Logitech G920 racing wheel.

- Faster PS/2 mouse detection time along with other input improvements.

- Improved Xbox One controller support.


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