Linux Kernel 5.4 Released with exFAT support

Linus Torvald, father of Linux has announced a new major Linux kernel release dubbed 5.4 after 8 release candidates. The biggest headline making feature being the introduction of exFAT support inside the kernel as Microsoft has open the exFAT support.

Coming to other features, Kernel 5.4 adds support for AMD Radeon Navi 12 and 14 GPUs, AMD Radeon Arcturus GPUs, and AMD Dali APU support. AMD Epyc gets load balancing feature. Intel side gets Tiger Lake CPUs support. Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoCs, Intel thunderbolt also gets kernel love and much more.

Security wise, there is an added layer of protection called kernel lockdown . This resides inside Linux Security Module to restrict certain applications from accessing the kernel.

As per the announcement:

Not a lot happened this last week, which is just how I like it. And as expected, most of the pull requests I got were for the 5.5 merge window, which I’ll obviously start working through tomorrow. What little there is here is mostly some networking updates (mix of network drivers and core networking), and some minor GPU driver updates.

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Although not available yet for download, the link where the kernel would appear is here.



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