What is in Linux 5.12?
Linus Torvalds has released 5.12 of the Linux kernel about a month ago. Linux 5.12 comes with Hyper-V fun, more support for ACRN IoT hypervisor, PlayStation controller support, ‘novelty port’ to ancient Nintendo, and small fixes.
- arm64 device tree 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).
You can download the latest Linux kernel 5.12 release right now from kernel.org.
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.