Meanwhile, the first preferred release (RC1) version of Linux 4.16 kernel has been opened to public beta, but according to Linus Torvalds, it is not a major update.He's at Linux 4.16 RC1Mail BulletinIt was written in the following:
I didn't want to be disinterested, but Linux 4.15 was obviously much better. Without (known) unpleasant surprises, there was no big problem in the merger window. Be cool and cool, and get good luck.
Linux 4.16 RC1 includes the Meltdown and Spectre patches for non x86 architecture, such as ARM. Even though only 5% of the ARM processors on the market are affected by the hardware security vulnerabilities, this update is commendable.
In terms of driver update, Linux 4.16 kernel has taken special care of AMD Radeon graphics card, but has not forgotten some network, audio, SCSI, InfiniBand, media, small subsystems, as well as updates and improvements for x86 architecture, network, file system, documents and tools.
It is expected that the official version of the Linux 4.16 kernel will arrive on early April.Kernel.orgDownload the experience.