'"Linus Torvalds has just released the Linux 5.13 kernel as stable,"
Linux 5.13 brings initial but still early support for the Apple M1
with basic support but not yet accelerated graphics and a lot more to
iron out moving ahead. There are also new Linux 5.13 security features
like the Landlock security module, Clang control flow integrity
support, and optionally randomizing the kernel stack offset at each
system call. There is also AMD fun this cycle around FreeSync HDMI
support, initial Aldebaran bring-up, and more. Intel has more work on
Alder Lake, a new cooling driver, and more discrete graphics bring-up.
There are also other changes for Linux 5.13 around faster IO_uring, a
generic USB display driver, and other new hardware enablement.
"5.13 overall is actually fairly large," Linus Torvalds posted on the
Linux Kernel Mailing List, calling it "one of the bigger 5.x releases,
with over 16,000 commits (over 17k if you count merges), from over
2,000 developers. But it's a "big all over" kind of thing, not
something particular that stands out as particularly unusual..."'
-- source: https://linux.slashdot.org/story/21/06/28/0026252
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