LINUX KERNEL 4.11 RELEASED THE NEW FEATURES
Several new features and fixes are finally introduced by the Linux creator, the Linus Torvalds. The basic Linux Kernel 4.11 features are scalable SSD swapping, Turbo Max 3.0 improvements, SMC-R support, New Perf trace tool, AMDGPU Power Management Development etc.
After taking an extra week with the Release Candidate 8, in the release announcement, he wrote that he is pretty happy releasing a final 4.11. According to resources Linux, Kernel 4.11 is a mixture of different things where the majority of the new code is dominated by the drivers. Torvalds further added in his release announcement “But it is all really small, which is what I like to see the last week of the release cycle”.
Initial Gemini Lake Support
Initial Support for Intel’s Gemini Lake chips has been made known by the Linux Kernel.
SMC-R Protocol Support
SMC stands for Shared Memory Communications- RDMA. SMC-R is an IBM invention lets VMs share memory and fasten the communications. Its initial part is credited by Kernel 4.11 after its protocol execution.
By adding more to the maturity of the AMDGPU power management Linux Kernel 4.11 release brings changes in the graphics as well. Intel DR driver is presently capable of handling the Display Port MST audio being faster for RADV Vulkan. Intel has also empowered frame buffer compression by default for the newer hardware and Skylake.
Scalable Swapping for Solid State Drives
Linux Kernel 4.11 release has bought one newer feature for making the transaction of Solid State Disks More Scalable and easier.
Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support Improved
Thru the Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support advancement, a number of the users can be advantageous on their systems making a better use of the GPU cores.
New Perf trace tool
New Perf ftrace tool addition in the Linux Kernel 4.11 release is a noteworthy feature. As it aims to become the simple perf front end for the previously present ftrace interface.
Support for Pluggable IO Schedulers in Multiqueue block layer.
Newly Multiqueue design added an additional block layer for the better new hardware performance. Therefore, adds the support for pluggable IO schedulers.
Linux Kernel 4.12 merge Window Open
Linux Kernel 4.12 merge Window is now open. Where he already received the requests for 4.12 in his inbox and expecting much more overnight.
Linux 4.11 Other Hardware Changes
Supports for the OPAL self-encrypting disk drive standard, New F2FS functionally, better TPM2 Support, New Raspberry Pi drives, MD RAID optimizations and optimizations for the different file systems.