Linux 5.5 Released With Many Hardware Support Improvements


Linus Torvalds has just released Linux 5.5 as stable. While there was an uptick in patches this week and some concern the Linux 5.5 cycle may be extended due to the downtime encountered around the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, Linus did opt today to release the 5.5 kernel on schedule today rather than going for an extra release candidate.

Linux 5.5 brings many changes including Raspberry Pi 4 support, AMD Navi GPU overclocking, support for new and upcoming Intel platforms, enabling 5-level paging by default, an NVMe drive temperature driver that is convenient and better than the current user-space utilities, Chromebook Wake-On-Voice support, KUnit for in-kernel unit testing, and much more.

[Source: Phoronix]