The New Features Of The Linux 5.7 Kernel: Tiger Lake Graphics Stable, New exFAT, Zstd F2FS, Performance
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 12 April 2020. Page 2 of 2. 19 Comments


- Support for a remote swap file via SMB3/CIFS.

- Qualcomm MHI bus support for improving the Qualcomm wireless support on the mainline Linux kernel along with Qualcomm IPA support.

- Support for the yet to be released Intel E823 Ethernet adapters.

- Intel Tiger Lake support within the E1000e driver.

Other Hardware:

- Apple USB Fast Charge support for iOS devices via a new driver.

- Older Intel tablets seeing better touchscreen support.

- PCI Error Disconnect Recover capabilities.

- The (not so) Glorious mouse driver.

- New sound hardware support from the Realtek RT5682 to Amlogic GX to Realtek RL6231 to a lot of Sound Open Firmware work.


- EFI boot handling improvements.

- Performance improvements for /dev/random.

- SELinux performance optimizations.

- Work towards making exec() less deadlock prone.

- The ability to spawn a process in a different cgroup from its parent.

- Perf subsystem additions for AMD Zen 3 and Intel Tiger Lake.

- Kbuild improvements making it easier to build the kernel with an LLVM toolchain.

- The new FSINFO system call is quite fascinating.

- Split lock detection for helping to note (or kill) that huge performance hit.

- Many scheduler updates from NUMA improvements to other features.

- A tiny power button driver.

- Support for a unified user-space-access-intended accelerator framework.

- Spring cleaning for staging.

Linux 5.7 kernel benchmarks coming up soon on Phoronix.

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