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Kernel 4.17 released

Monday June 4, 2018. 04:09 AM , from LWN.net
Linus has released the 4.17 kernel, which
will indeed be called '4.17'.
'No, I didn't call it 5.0, even though all the git object count
numerology was in place for that. It will happen in the not _too_
distant future, and I'm told all the release scripts on kernel.org are
ready for it, but I didn't feel there was any real reason for it.'

Headline features in this release include
improved load estimation in the CPU
scheduler,
raw
BPF tracepoints,
lazytime support in the XFS filesystem,
full in-kernel TLS protocol support,
histogram triggers for tracing,
mitigations for the latest Spectre variants,
and, of course, the removal of support for eight unloved processor
architectures.
https://lwn.net/Articles/756373/rss

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