Linux 4.7 Release – Main Changes, ARM and MIPS Architectures

2016-Jul-25 | Tags: SoCdriverkernelmipsqualcommsamsung

Linux on ARMLinux 4.6 brought USB 3.1 superspeed, OrangeFS distributed file system, 802.1AE MAC-level encryption (MACsec), and BATMAN V protocol support, improved the reliability of OOM task killer, and more. Linux 4.7 most noticeable changes include:

  • Support for Radeon RX480 GPUs
  • Parallel directory lookups
  • New “schedutil” frequency governor
  • Histograms of events in ftrace
  • EFI ‘Capsule’ firmware updates
  • Support for creating virtual USB Device Controllers in USB/IP


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