Linux Kernel 5.9 Gets First Point Release, It’s Now Marked as Stable

Released last weekend, the Linux kernel 5.9 series introduces numerous new features and improvements, such as support for the Unicore architecture, support for the x86 FSGSBASE instructions, Zstandard (Zsdt) compression support for building x86 kernels, and support for extended attributes for NFS 4.2 clients. Announced today by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux kernel 5.9.1 is here as the first point release in the series, also marking the Linux 5.9 branch as stable on the kernel.org website, from where you can download the source tarball if you fancy compiling your own kernel or you’re a Linux OS maintainer.