Linux 4.13 Should Be Released Today With Its Many New Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 3 September 2017 at 07:40 AM EDT. 15 Comments
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Unless there is a last minute hiccup, the Linux 4.13 kernel should be officially released before the day is through.

Linus Torvalds is anticipating on releasing Linux 4.13 today as the latest stable kernel release. Following that, the Linux 4.14 kernel merge window immediately opens. There's a lot of interesting work being queued up for Linux 4.14, which is also significant because it will be the next Long Term Support (LTS) kernel version.

Among the features to find with Linux 4.13 are initial Intel Cannonlake support, DRM synchronization object support that's important for the ANV/RADV Vulkan drivers, new UUID / MUX / DMA mapping subsystems, F2FS and Btrfs now support the statx system call, EXT4 supports many more files per directory now, wirte hint support for NVMe storage devices, a number of new ARM devices are supported, and many other changes.

See our Linux 4.13 feature overview for more details on this imminent kernel update.

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