We saw the rollout of Linux Kernel 5.19 just two weeks back, and now Linus Torvalds announced the general availability of Linux Kernel 6.0 first release candidate.
Torvalds notes that the release consists of 13.5K non-merge commits and about 800 merged commits hinting 6.0 release is fairly sizeable.
Linux Kernel version 6.0 is scheduled for rollout in October month.
Additionally, Linux Torvalds states the 6.0 release focuses on GPU, networking, and sound driver updates. The kernel update also includes arch updates, tooling, filesystems, and several other changes.
Talking about Linux Kernel 6.0 release, Linux Torvalds said, “Despite the major number change, there’s nothing fundamentally different about this release – I’ve long eschewed the notion that major numbers are meaningful, and the only reason for a ‘hierarchical; numbering system is to make the numbers easier to remember and distinguish.”
He further said that he was hoping to include some of the first rust infrastructure and multi-generational LRU VM but now it will be included in the next update.
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