August 30, 2015

The 4.2 Kernel Has Been Released

Linus has announced the final release of the 4.2 kernel. "So judging by how little happened this week, it wouldn't have been a mistake to release 4.2 last week after all, but hey, there's certainly a few fixes here, and it's not like delaying 4.2 for a week should have caused any problems either." Headline features in this release include the security module stacking patches, the delay-gradient congestion-control algorithm, improvements to writeback management in control groups, a lot of important persistent-memory infrastructure, and more.

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