Linux Kernel 5.4 Gets First Point Release, It's Now Ready for Mass Deployments

Renowned Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman released today the first point release to the latest Linux 5.4 kernel series, which is now stable and ready for mass deployments.

Announced by Linus Torvalds on November 24th, the Linux 5.4 kernel series is the latest and most advanced kernel branch that GNU/Linux users can install on their favorite distributions. It ships with the long-anticipated support for Microsoft’s exFAT file system, a new highly-anticipated “lockdown” security feature, and many hardware improvements.

Additionally, Linux kernel 5.4 brings improved app memory management on Android, a new high-performance virtio driver called virtio-fs, which can be used for sharing files between hosts and guests, dm-clone for live cloning of block devices, a new security feature called fs-verity for detect… (read more)

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