Linux Kernel 4.13.1 is Not Just Stable But Ready For Production Use

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It’s not been more than a week to launch of 4.13 kernel series and Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the first release of this series which is not just a stable launch even is ready for production use.

Greg Kroah-Hartman says:

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.13.1 kernel. All users of the 4.13 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.13.1 git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.13.1 and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary”.

Yes you heard it right, Linux Kernel 4.13.1 is officially out and it is the latest stable kernel available for GNU/Linux distribution, main aim of which is to provide their users the best class hardware support.

“Generic protocol security issue” is one of the most important change seen in linux 4.13. Before upgrading to 4.13.1, users need to be aware of behavior changes. Users are recommended to use SMB 3.0 as default cifs mount instead of SMB 1.0.

Important features in Linux Kernel 4.13.1
– Initial intel Cannonlake/coffeelake support for these next gen successors.
– DRM Synchronization object support has been merged to core DRM.

– F2FS now supports statx for enhanced file information.
– Largedir feature is now supported which would allow around 2 billion entries in a directory instead of 10 million.
– A new DMA mapping subsystem.

Other changes are AMD Raven Ridge, merging of MUX, various updates for power,routine updates around KVM, improved CPU_Cooling integration with CPUFreq, enhanced HID hardware support, new input drivers and PCI updates.