Linux Kernel 5.11 Officially Releases; Here’s What’s New

After being in development for the past seven weeks, Linux kernel 5.11 is finally here as the latest and greatest kernel series for GNU/Linux distributions and anyone else out there who wants to have the best possible hardware support on their machines.

Highlights of Linux kernel 5.11 include Intel SGX (Software Guard Extensions) support, a new system-call interception mechanism, support for task-local storage in the BPF subsystem, suspend-to-idle support in user-mode, big block mode support in the virtio-mem mechanism, and support for contiguous memory allocator in the RISC-V architecture.