Linux 4.1-rc6 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 31 May 2015 at 10:26 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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The Linux 4.1 kernel is now one step closer to being released: Linux 4.1-rc6 was just announced.

Just a few minutes ago Linus Torvalds tagged Linux 4.1-rc6, the latest release candidate in the road to Linux 4.1. Linux 4.1 is another exciting release that ships many new features including Radeon DisplayPort MST handling, XenGT vGPU support, better Intel CPU/GPU performance for certain classes of chips, ACPI for 64-bit ARM, and many other changes outlined in the aforelinked article.

In the 4.1-rc6 release announcement, Linus expressed displeasure in having noise in the RAID5 and DM code this late in the kernel cycle but overall "things look normal." Assuming nothing else comes up, there will probably be a Linux 4.1-rc7 kernel followed by the official Linux 4.1.0 debut in June.

Don't forget you can stop by LinuxBenchmarking.com to see daily benchmarks of the latest Linux kernel Git code on a variety of systems.
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