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Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 4.17 as Linux 5.0 Is Coming Later This Year

Even though Linus Torvalds promised us to release the Linux 5.0 kernel series once the Linux kernel code reaches 6 million Git objects, an achievement reached when the development cycle of the Linux 4.17 kernel kicked off last month, it looks like we have to wait a little longer for the big version change as the Linux creator announced the release of Linux 4.17 as the most advanced kernel series. A bit smaller in size than the Linux 4.16 kernel series, Linux kernel 4.17 brings numerous updated and new drivers to support even more hardware components. In addition to driver updates, it also improves the networking stack, perf tooling, as well as supported file systems and architectures, such as the Andes NDS32 RISC-like architecture. However, Linux kernel 4.17 removes support for the Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, Metag, MN10300, SCORE, and TILE architectures.