First Arch Linux ISO Snapshot Powered by Linux Kernel 5.1 Is Now Available

June 2019’s Arch Linux snapshot has been released, and it’s the first to ditch the Linux 5.0 kernel series and adopt the latest Linux kernel 5.1 branch.

Now that Linux kernel 5.0 reached end of life, which means that it will no long receive maintenance updates, the Arch Linux 2019.06.01 is here as the first ISO snapshot of the acclaimed Linux-based operating system to ship with a kernel from the latest Linux 5.1 series, namely Linux kernel 5.1.5.

Linux kernel 5.1 was released last month and comes with great additions, including more preparations for the year 2038, more scalable and faster asynchronous I/O, support for configuring Zstd compression levels in the Btrfs file system, better file system monitorization, and a new cpuidle governor called TEO.

It also adds support for booting to a device-mapper device w… (read more)

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