Linus Torvalds has released Linux 5.10 rc1, which is the new LTS release after 5.4. Although the update does not bring any major changes, it does bring many minor ones like driver updates, support for processors, and improvements in network and storage performance. More changes are expected until the final release in December.
Although the update does not bring any major changes, it does bring many minor ones like driver updates, support for processors, and network and storage performance improvements.
From 5.9 to 5.10, Over 704,000 lines of code have been added, with 419,000 lines deleted. Comparing 5.9 to 5.9-rc1 727,000 lines were added with 270,000 deletions. Compared to 973,000 lines and 270,000 in Linux 5.8. As of 5.10-rc1, there are around 70.6k text files containing over 20.96 million lines of code.
After the release, Torvalds said, “The release was bigger than expected. “I’m not entirely sure whether this is just a general upward trend (we did seem to plateau for a while there), or just a fluke, or perhaps due to 5.9 dragging out an extra week. We will see, I guess. That said, things seem to have gone fairly smoothly.”
Linux Kernel 5.10 RC1: Changes
- Early work has started for Intel’s upcoming Meteor Lake and Alder Lake processors.
- More work for Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake processors.
- Performance and other major fixes done in AMD Zen 3 processors.
- SMT balancing tweaks in the schedule.
- Performance updates for storage EXT4 and Btrfs.
- Fixed 2038 Problem to the year 2486.
- Added Raspberry Pi VC4 support.
- Fixed power management for Radeon graphics.
- Added Synaptic touchpad support for new laptops.
- USB4 support continued
- Intel DG1 audio output support
Linux Kernel 5.10 LTS will be supported till December 2026. Users will be able to update their Kernel to 5.10 by the end of December 2020.
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