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Linux 4.10 release supporting new ARM platforms

So there it is, the final 4.10 release. It’s been quiet since rc8, but
we did end up fixing several small issues, so the extra week was all

On the whole, 4.10 didn’t end up as small as it initially looked.
After the huge release that was 4.9, I expected things to be pretty
quiet, but it ended up very much a fairly average release by modern
kernel standards. So we have about 13,000 commits (not counting merges
– that would be another 1200+ commits if you count those). The work is
all over, obviously – the shortlog below is just the changes in the
last week, since rc8.

Go out and verify that it’s all good, and I’ll obviously start pulling
stuff for 4.11 on Monday.


New Features added in Kernal 4.10

  • Writeback throttling
  • Improvements in Nvidia DRM driver
  • Fail fast support
  • AMDGPU DRM driver fixes and AMD Zen addition
  • Support for Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 and Intel Cache Allocation Technology (CAT)
  • Initial Intel Graphics Virtualization Technology support
  • Support for new ARM platforms.
  • Better support for Raspberry Pi 3, Microsoft Surface 3, x86 laptops
  • Better HDMI support on Skylake CPUs
  • Early support for Tegra P1/Parker
  • EXT4 DAX iomap and XFS iomap support
  • Faster WLAN
  • ATA command priority support
  • Encryption support in UBIFS

You can find more details on Lwn.Net

About Kashif Sohail

Kashif Sohail is a Microsoft Student Partner. He is a student of BS(Computer Science). He is a .Net Developer, a blogger, and a Designer. He is working on .Net technologies since 2013. He is working on Microsoft Azure, UWP and Xamarin.

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