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Posted by , 1 May 2017 at 10:07 am UTC / 2656 views
The latest Linux Kernel 4.11 has now released as stable, here's a quick rundown of what to expect from it. There's far too much to cover here directly, but here's what I personally found interesting. As expected, there's absolutely tons of changes as there always is with a new Kernel release, most of it isn't interesting to general users.

This release improves swap support on SSDs, with the swap implementation becoming more scalable as it was originally made for older traditional hard-drives.

For drivers, specifically graphics: Intel also now has framebuffer compression support on gen9+ (skylake and newer), which can give power savings.

There's also better support for Support Turbo Boost Max 3.0 from this commit. It now reads the maximum performance ratio of each CPU so the scheduler can prefer the CPU with higher performance to schedule tasks.

There's now support for journaling with RAID4/5/6, which helps prevent data corruption. It closes off what's called a "Write hole", more on what that is here.

See all this and much more here.
razing32 commented on 1 May 2017 at 4:07 pm UTC

Hmm , seems Arch packages are still on 4.10.13-1.
Guess will have to wait till someone pushes the update.


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