- The fourth release candidate of the upcoming Linux kernel 6.0 is released for testing on U.S. Labor day.
- The release candidate mainly focuses on fixes for drivers, architecture, core networking, filesystem, and more.
- The next major release is expected to be released in early October and Torvalds stated that everything looks fairly normal so far.
Linus Torvalds announced the general availability of Linux 6.0 release candidate 4 on U.S. Labor Day. The test release mostly focuses on bug fixes and Torvalds also admits that everything looks fairly normal so far. Linux kernel 6.0 is expected to be released in early October and to learn more about the next major release, you can take a look at our article about Linux Kernel 6.0.
Linus Torvalds stated that the fourth release candidate is mostly focused on driver fixes. There are also fixes in architecture, core networking, filesystems, io_uring, LSM, selftests, and documentation. Linux Torvalds, Developer of Linux said,
« It’s Sunday afternoon, which can only mean one thing – another rc release. We’re up to rc4, and things mostly still look fairly normal.
Most of the fixes the past week have been drivers (gpu, networking, gpio, tty, usb, sound… a little bit of everything in other words). But we have the usual mix of fixes elsewhere too, architecture fixes (arm64, loongarch, powerpc, RISC-V, s390, and x86), and various other areas – core networking, filesystems, io_uring, LSM, selftests, and documentation. Some of this is reverts of things that just turned out to be wrong or just not quite ready. »
What is the most recent Linux kernel?
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.