Linux 5.0 release brought us Adiantum file system encryption for fscrypt, support for AMDGPU FreeSync, Btrfs swap file support, Energy-aware Scheduling for Arm big.LITTLE, and many other changes. It was also the first release where I started to cover RISC-V changelog.
RISC-V updates for Linux 5.1:
- A handful of cleanups to our kernel prints, most of which are things I should have caught the first time.
- We now provide an HWCAP that contains the ISA extensions that all enabled processors support, as supposed to just looking at the first enabled processor.
- We no longer spin forever waiting for all harts to boot.
- A fixmap implementation, which is coupled to some cleanups in our MM code.
To read more, please visit: https://www.cnx-software.com/2019/05/06/linux-5-1-changelog-arm-mips-risc-v/.