Linux Kernel 5.4 Is Now an Official LTS Release, Supported Until 2022

Released on November 24th, 2019, Linux kernel 5.4 is a great release that introduces a kernel lockdown feature, initial support for Microsoft;s exFAT file system, a new lightweight, read-only file system called EROFS, support for new AMD GPUs and APUs, such as Navi 12 and 14 GPUs, Arcturus GPUs, and Renoir APUs. It also adds initial support for Intel Tiger Lake GPUs. With the release of the Linux 5.4.18 maintenance update on February 5th, 2020, the Linux 5.4 kernel’s status was changed from ???stable??? to ???longterm??? on the kernel.org website. This means that it is now an official LTS kernel and will receive updates and important bugfixes for the next two years.

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