Linus Torvalds has released 5.12 of the Linux kernel. “Despite the extra week, this was actually a fairly small release overall. Judging by linux-next, 5.13 will be making up for it,” he said in his announcement.
The new version comes with Hyper-V fun, more support for ACRN IoT hypervisor, PlayStation controller support, ‘novelty port’ to ancient Nintendo, and small fixes.
- arm64 devicetree files
- some x86 perf event fixes (and a couple of tooling ones)
- various minor driver fixes (amd and i915 gpu fixes
- stand out, but honestly, that’s not because they are big, but because the rest is even smaller)
a couple of small reverts, and a few
- locking fixes (one kvm serialization fix, one memory ordering fix for rwlocks).
Torvalds asked kernel developers to spend a bit of time running and checking out 5.12 before they start sending in merge requests for version 5.13.