Linus Torvalds announced the release of the newest weekly test candidate. The fourth release candidate comes with more patches than the other Linux Kernel 5.19 release candidate versions. Torvalds said that it is “a bit bigger than usual” than an “Oh my God, this thing is huge” about the release.
Bigger than usual
One of the most significant changes in the latest release is the newly added basic self-tests for the kernel’s signature verification code, which is used in Kexec and other functionalities. The 4th release candidate also fixes a performance regression that appeared within Stress-NG. Linux 5.19 is expected to be released at the end of July.
You can take a look at our article to learn more about the new features of Linux Kernel 5.19. Linus Torvalds, developer of Linux said,
« The changes are also spread out fairly widely, and nothing really stands out. I think the individually biggest patches are the reverts to the printk threading changes that people wanted to really think about some more, since the changes had caused some issues. The rest of the diffstat is _fairly_ flat, with perhaps the vc4 drm patches standing out a bit.
So at least right now this all feels like “making up for a small rc3” rather than anything really worrisome, and probably just a result of timing some of the patches shifted into rc4. But let’s see how this develops over the next couple of weeks. »
What is the most recent Linux kernel?
The latest version of Linux Kernel is 6.2 and it was released on February 20, 2023. Also, the latest LTS (Long-Term Support) version of Linux Kernel is 6.1 and it was released on December 11, 2022.
How do you check the installed Linux kernel version?
You can check the Linux kernel version of your system with three different methods. You can simply use uname -r command to quickly check the Linux kernel version. You can also use cat /proc/version to check the version from a file. Installing the neofetch application is also an option to check the kernel version and it provides additional information about the other packages installed as well.
Can the Linux kernel be customized?
Yes, the Linux kernel can be customized. You can customize the Linux kernel by enabling or disabling specific options, and even adding new functionalities. But it’s a complicated process; you can check online guides about customizing the Linux kernel.
Is it legal to edit the Linux kernel?
Yes, it is legal to edit the Linux kernel since it is under General Public License.
Is the Linux kernel open source?
Yes, the Linux kernel is an open-source project.
Who developed the Linux kernel?
Linus Torvalds has developed and still developing the Linux kernel.
Does Linus Torvalds still work on Linux?
Yes, Linus Torvalds still works on developing the Linux kernel.
What is the Linux kernel written in?
Linux kernel code is written in the standard C programming language.