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https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.0-ReleasedLinux 6.0 Released With Many Intel & AMD Driver Additions, IO_uring Keeps Advancing
Linus Torvalds just promoted Linux 6.0 to stable on-schedule and thereby now ushering in the Linux 6.1 merge window to officially get underway tomorrow.
It was a relatively calm this week leading to Linux 6.0 being released on time rather than warranting an extra release candidate / week delay.
Among the last minute items to be merged this week were AMD RDNA3 fixes and fixing a chipset workaround affecting AMD systems not needing a workaround for roughly two decade old systems that could hurt the performance of modern systems in select workloads.
Linus wrote in today's 6.0 release announcement:
So, as is hopefully clear to everybody, the major version number change is more about me running out of fingers and toes than it is about any big fundamental changes.
But of course there's a lot of various changes in 6.0 - we've got over 15k non-merge commits in there in total, after all, and as such 6.0 is one of the bigger releases at least in numbers of commits in a while.
Linux 6.0 has many shiny new features from new hardware support to new software innovations. AMD and Intel hardware in particular has seen many additions. See our complete Linux 6.0 feature list for more information on all the changes.
https://www.phoronix.com/news/Linux-6.1-Features-Early-LookLinux 6.1 Should Be Very Exciting With Rust, AMD PMF, MGLRU & Other Changes Expected
Linux 6.0 is bringing many great features but looking ahead for Linux 6.1 there are even more changes to get excited about for that kernel which will release as stable around the end of 2022.
Linux 6.0 stable will hopefully be released this afternoon unless Linus Torvalds decides to drag out the release by an extra week. Following the release, the Linux 6.1 merge window will open.
Based on my tracking of mailing lists and the many "-next" Git repositories, below is a look at many of the likely features expected for Linux 6.1. There still are chances for some of the items that Torvalds may have reservations or other last minute issues creeping up, but below is a look at currently queued material in "-next" branches intended to be submitted for Linux 6.1. Among the many changes to look forward to with Linux 6.1 include items such as:
- The initial Rust programming language infrastructure with that initial pull request already having been sent out this weekend.
- MGLRU is expected to be merged as a big win for performance especially on systems under memory pressure.
- The ability to disable Spectre-BHB at run-time on Arm systems due to the "great impact" this security mitigation has had particularly on Arm servers.
- Introducing the AMD Platform Management Framework (PMF) driver that is akin to Intel's DPTF. For Linux 6.1 is also AMD PMF Cool and Quiet Framework integration.
- Linux will make it easier to spot potentially faulty CPUs by printing the CPU socket/core at the time of segmentation faults happening to see if seg faults are commonly happening on the same CPUs/cores.
- AMD Zen 4 LbrExtV2 support in perf.
- Call depth tracking for less costly Retbleed mitigations is expected to be merged.
- AMDGPU gang submit handling that is needed by RADV for Vulkan mesh shader support.
- More AMD RDNA3 graphics related work.
- More preparations for Intel Meteor Lake graphics although more Intel MTL integrated graphics patches are still pending.
- Intel Meteor Lake Thunderbolt support.
- Improved Intel GPU firmware handling.
- Removing the Radeon DRM driver's legacy and broken DP MST code.
- Auto-detection of Logitech HID++ high res support rather than right now relying on a quirks table / per-device white-listing support for HID++ high resolution scrolling. The driver will also try to enable HID++ usage for all Logitech devices.
- Numerous HID driver changes.
- The PinePhone Keyboard driver is being added for the PINE64 keyboard case.
- The new Control-Flow Integrity implementation making use of Clang KCFI rather than the former Clang CFI implementation.
- Atomic replace for F2FS may be submitted.
- Btrfs async buffered writes support for a significant throughput improvement.
Linux Kernel 6.1 is Now Approved as an LTS
- Experimental Support for Rust
- Optimizations for AMD PCs
- Initial Support for Intel Meteor Lake
- Improved ARM SoC Support
https://www.phoronix.com/news/AlmaLinux-With-RHEL-Source-PathAlmaLinux put out a statement confirming the Red Hat Customer Portal does indeed restrict their ability to reproduce their 1:1 RHEL builds as they do now:
"This change means that we, as builders of a RHEL clone, will now be responsible for following the licensing and agreements that are in place around Red Hat’s interfaces, in addition to following the licenses included in the software sources. Unfortunately the way we understand it today, Red Hat’s user interface agreements indicate that re-publishing sources acquired through the customer portal would be a violation of those agreements."
Today SUSE, the company behind Rancher, NeuVector, and SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) and a global leader in enterprise open source solutions, announced it is forking publicly available Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and will develop and maintain a RHEL-compatible distribution available to all without restrictions. Over the next few years, SUSE plans to invest more than $10 million into this project.
https://www.suse.com/news/SUSE-Preserves-Choice-in-Enterprise-Linux/“The enterprise Linux community requires standardization, stability, and consistency,” said Gregory Kurtzer, CEO of CIQ and Founder of Rocky Linux. “CIQ is bringing stability to our partners, customers, and community, by building a broad coalition of like-minded companies, organizations, and individuals. SUSE has embodied the core principles and spirit of open source; CIQ is thrilled to collaborate with SUSE on advancing an open enterprise Linux standard.”