Linux Kernel 5.1 Gets First Point Release, It's Now Ready for Mass Deployments

The recently released Linux 5.1 kernel series received its first  point release over the weekend, which marks it as a stable kernel branch ready for mass deployments.

Announced by Linus Torvalds on May 6th, the Linux 5.1 kernel series brings numerous new features and improvements, among which we can mention better file system monitorization, new cpuidle governor called TEO, support for configuring Zstd compression levels in Btrfs, and the ability to boot to a device-mapper device without using initramfs.

Linux kernel 5.1 also adds support for cumulative patches in live kernel patching, the ability to use persistent memory as RAM, faster and more scalable asynchronous I/O, support for delivering safe signals in presence of PID reuse, more preparations for the year 2038, and lots of new and updated drivers.

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