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Linux Kernel 4.12 Officially Released with AMD Vega Support, Many Improvements

Prominent features of the Linux 4.12 kernel includes initial support for AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards, intial Nvidia GeForce GTX 1000 “Pascal” accelerated support, implementation of Budget Fair Queueing (BFQ) and storage-I/O schedulers, more MD RAID enhancements, support for Raspberry Pi’s Broadcom BCM2835 thermal driver, a lot of F2FS optimizations, as well as ioctl for the GETFSMAP space mapping ioctl for both XFS and EXT4 filesystems. Of course, Linux kernel 4.12 also includes a lot of other small, yet important stability and security improvements for various of the supported file systems and hardware architectures, countless updated drivers, networking improvements, and many other bug fixes that make it the most advanced kernel to date. However, Linux kernel 4.12 is now considered the mainline kernel.