In hours of Sunday, Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux kernel 5.4, codenamed "Kleptomaniac Octopus'. This would be the last major update of 2019 and comes with several interesting developments.
Tovarlds wrote: "We have spent a lot this last week, which is just how I like. As expected, most pull requests I received were for the 5.5 merge window, which obviously start working tomorrow. What little there is here are mainly some updates network (mixed network drivers and basic networks), and some minor GPU driver updates. "
Linux 5.4 bringssupport for the exFAT file system, Much faster Radeon graphics, support for Intel Tiger Lake, improvements Raspberry Pi, a lot of new hardware support, and numerous security updates.
In the graphics section and processing includes support for GPU AMD Radeon Navi 12 and 14, AMD Radeon Arcturus, GPU Intel Tiger Lake, APU AMD Dali and Renoir, SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and in the case of series CPU AMD Ryzen 3000, transmitting reports of support temperature. On the other hand, also get support for Intel Thunderbolt and Ice Lake Logitech Lightspeed.
Linux 5.5 is the first release of 2020 which is expected in late January or early February. This version of the kernel will bring new features like the "live-patching" which will monitor the system to better manage patches, support for overclocking for Navi AMD GPUs, improved range of notebooks with graphics Intel or NVIDIA discrete, and more.