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Linux Kernel 4.1 final release

Linus Torvalds has just released the master for Linux Kernel 4.1, so this marks the final release of Linux Kernel 4.1.

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Linux Kernel 4.1 features a lot of improvements, new features, better hardware support and many bug fixes.

Here are some of the new features:

  • Intel XenGT vGPU support. KVM support is still being developed.
  • Radeon DisplayPort MST support.
  • Improved RAID 5/6 support with MD RAID.
  • EXT4 file-system encryption.
  • ACPI support for AArch64 / 64-bit ARM.
  • Intel Skylake support.

And a lot of other new features…


Here’s an extract of the news posting from Linus Torvalds.

“So after a *very* quiet week after the 4.1-rc8 release, the final 4.1
release is now out.

Anyway, since rc8 we’ve had truly small changes, mainly some final
driver fixups (HDA sound, drm, scsi target, crypto) and a couple of
small misc fixes.”

Here you can read the complete posting.

Head over here to the Git repository, of the Linux Kernel 4.1 release.