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    So I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy
    balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you
    must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the
    champagne. That ball gown or tailcoat isn't the most comfortable
    thing, either. The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet,
    but you all may just need a breather from them.
    
    And when that happens, I have just the thing for you - a new kernel
    release to test and enjoy. Because 5.14 is out there, just waiting for
    you to kick the tires and remind yourself what all the festivities are
    about.
    
    Of course, the poor tireless kernel maintainers won't have time for
    the festivities, because for them, this just means that the merge
    window will start tomorrow. We have another 30 years to look forward
    to, after all. But for the rest of you, take a breather, build a
    kernel, test it out, and then you can go back to the seemingly endless
    party that I'm sure you just crawled out of.
    
                        Linus
    
  • The 5.14 kernel has been released

    Headline features in 5.14 include: core scheduling (at last), the burstable CFS bandwidth controller, some initial infrastructure for BPF program loaders, the rq_qos I/O priority policy, some improvements to the SO_REUSEPORT networking option, the control-group "kill" button, the memfd_secret() system call, the quotactl_fd() system call, and much more. See the LWN merge-window summaries (part 1, part 2) for more details.

  • Linux 5.14 Released With New Hardware Support, Core Scheduling, MEMFD_SECRET

    As expected Linus Torvalds promoted Linux 5.14 to stable in providing the latest features, hardware support, and other improvements ahead of the autumn 2021 Linux distribution releases.

    See the Linux 5.14 feature list for a comprehensive list of the changes in this new kernel version. Some of the Linux 5.14 highlights include core scheduling support, secret memory areas support with MEMFD_SECRET, continued enablement around Intel Alder Lake, Yellow Carp and Beige Goby AMD graphics support, AMD SmartShift laptop support, Raspberry Pi 400 support, and more. Linux 5.14 has the usual mix of new hardware support, improving existing features, and adding in other new kernel innovations.

  • Linux Kernel 5.14 Officially Released

    Linux Kernel 5.4 is now officially available. As usual Linus Torvalds just announced the general availability of the Linux 5.14.You can download Linux kernel 5.14 right now from the kernel.org website. Linux 5.14 kernel release comes just days after the 30th anniversary of Linux operating system.

Linux 5.14 Release – Main changes, Arm, MIPS, and RISC-V arch

  • Linux 5.14 Release – Main changes, Arm, MIPS, and RISC-V architectures

    Linus Torvalds has just announced Linux 5.14 release which happens to almost coincide with the anniversary of the initial announcement of the “small” project on August 25, 1991, about 30 years ago. Here’s Linux 5.14’s announcement:

    So I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the champagne. That ball gown or tailcoat isn’t the most comfortable thing, either. The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but you all may just need a breather from them.

Linux Kernel 5.14 Released

  • Linux Kernel 5.14 Released Right After the 30th Anniversary of Linux

    Linux kernel 5.14 contains a wide variety of new features, especially for ARM-based systems. This is all happening despite Linus Torvalds claiming that this is a relatively small release in the initial kernel announcement.

    [...]

    Last year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the Raspberry Pi 400, a keyboard computer similar to those of the 1980s. Unfortunately, this computer requires a custom kernel version to function due to non-mainline drivers.

    However, with the kernel 5.14 release, this appears to have changed. After months of development, the Raspberry Pi 400 can now be booted using the Linux kernel 5.14. While it is unfortunate for support to take this long, it is much better late than never.

Linux Kernel 5.14 rolls out as Linus Torvalds jokes...

  • Linux Kernel 5.14 rolls out as Linus Torvalds jokes about the 30 year celebrations

    Time to put down that cake and try out a new Linux Kernel as Linux 5.14 has been officially released. This release follows shortly after the 30th anniversary of creator Linus Torvalds announcing the project.

    From the release announcement Linus Torvalds said "So I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the champagne. That ball gown or tailcoat isn't the most comfortable thing, either. The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but you all may just need a breather from them.

    And when that happens, I have just the thing for you - a new kernel release to test and enjoy. Because 5.14 is out there, just waiting for you to kick the tires and remind yourself what all the festivities are about.

Simon Sharwood dramatises another kernel release

  • When you finish celebrating Linux turning 30, try new Linux 5.14, says Linus Torvalds

    Linux overlord Linus Torvalds has released version 5.14 of the Linux kernel.

    "So I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the champagne," wrote Torvalds in his weekly state of kernel development update. "The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but you all may just need a breather from them. And when that happens, I have just the thing for you – a new kernel release to test and enjoy. Because 5.14 is out there, just waiting for you to kick the tires and remind yourself what all the festivities are about.

    "Of course, the poor tireless kernel maintainers won't have time for the festivities, because for them, this just means that the merge window will start tomorrow. We have another 30 years to look forward to, after all.

Linux at 30: 5 Linux Myths that Persist Today

Linux Kernel 5.14 Released, This is What’s New

  • Linux Kernel 5.14 Released, This is What’s New

    Linux Kernel 5.14 has been released.

    Announcing the latest kernels arrival on the Linux Kernel mailing list Linux founder Linus Torvalds couldn’t resist acknowledging the exuberant attention his ‘hobby’ project has received for its 30th anniversary over the past few days, remarking:

    “I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the champagne. That ball gown or tailcoat isn’t the most comfortable thing, either. The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but you all may just need a breather from them.”

    Quite so, Linus! Quite so!

    So what goodies await us this time?

    Let’s take a look…

Linux Kernel 5.14 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu

Linux 5.14 offers new security protections

  • Linux 5.14 offers new security protections

    Version 5.14 of the Linux kernel shipped over the weekend, featuring new protections against the Spectre and Meltdown attacks that threatened Intel CPU security.

    A secret feature enables developers to create memory areas available only to the application that owns them, blocking even the kernel from monitoring them. This is useful to hold sensitive data, such as encryption

Linux Kernel 5.14 Released

  • Linux Kernel 5.14 Released

    The 5.14 kernel update, which was released by Linus Torvalds on August 29th, includes notable security and performance improvements, reports Sean Michael Kerner in TechCrunch.

    Specifically, Kerner says, this release “includes a feature known as core scheduling, which is intended to help mitigate processor-level vulnerabilities like Spectre and Meltdown, which first surfaced in 2018. One of the ways that Linux users have had to mitigate those vulnerabilities is by disabling hyper-threading on CPUs and therefore taking a performance hit.”

  • Linus Torvalds: Get ready for another 30 years of Linux

    Most outside the tech industry will be unaware that Linux has reached such a milestone, even though the project has had a huge impact on everything from smartphones to cloud computing. Torvalds poked fun at that lack of recognition in his usual Sunday release note for a new stable version of the Linux kernel.

    "So I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the champagne," he said. "That ball gown or tailcoat isn't the most comfortable thing, either. The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but you all may just need a breather from them."

Linux 5.14 is here...

  • Linux 5.14 is here, packing boosted security protection

    Days after the Linux kernel celebrated its 30th anniversary, Linus Torvalds, its creator and maintainer, put out its latest release with improvements to hardware support and security.

    “The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but you all may just need a breather from them. And when that happens, I have just the thing for you - a new kernel release to test and enjoy,” wrote Torvalds as he put out the new release.

    The development cycle of the 5.14 release didn’t face any major hurdles and completed on schedule in just under two months.

Linux 5.14 with “secret” storage and secure hyperthreading

  • Linux 5.14 with “secret” storage and secure hyperthreading

    Just days after the 30th anniversary of the very first Linux announcement, Linus Torvalds released kernel version 5.14. In the current release announcement, Torvalds jokingly took up this coincidence. He understands that for the 30th anniversary everyone will certainly be busy with galas and fancy events, but has a nice change from glitter, champagne and Co. ready: a new kernel release to test and enjoy.

    Linux 5.14, which falls between two emblematic anniversaries, namely the Linux announcement on August 25, 1991 and the very first kernel release on September 17 of the same year, is not a gigantic release compared to some of its recent predecessors. At first glance, it could even pass as a mere “standard update” with new and improved drivers. However, some less obvious but significant innovations deserve some attention – including the complete elimination of the old IDE driver system, so-called “core scheduling” as a defense against Specter attack variants and secret memory areas.

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