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Linux 5.6 Gets First Point Release, It’s Now Ready for Mass Adoption

Released on March 29th, Linux kernel 5.6 comes with built-in WireGuard support, USB4 support, AMD Pollock support, cache support for NFS clients, as well as async discard support for the Btrfs file system. Moreover, it features a new CPU idle cooling thermal driver, a new Zonefs file system for zoned block devices, initial support for Amazon Echo smart speakers, and compression support for the F2FS (Flash-Friendly File System) file system.