Linux Kernel 4.0.5 Is Out with x86, ARM, and XFS Improvements, Updated Drivers

2015-Jun-07 | Tags: driverkernelmipsupdate

Linux on ARMThe fifth maintenance released of Linux kernel 4.0 arrived today, June 6, as announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman, a renowned kernel developer, on Linux kernel's official mailing lists.

The changelog of Linux kernel 4.0.5 is quite huge, and it would appear that it adds improvements to several architectures, including ARM, x86, MIPS, PowerPC, s390, ARM64, and PA-RISC, to the Btrfs, EXT4, XFS, OverlayFS, jbd2, Optimized MPEG Filesystem (OMFS), and NFS file systems, as well as some minor networking and sound fixes.

Additionally, Linux kernel 4.0.5 brings numerous updated drivers, especially for ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), ATA, CLK, General-purpose input/output (GPIO), GPU (mostly Radeon), hwmon, iiO, HID, InfiniBand, MD, MMC, MTD, Wireless, SCSI, TTY, USB, Xen, and input/output memory management unit (IOMMU).

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