Linux Kernel 4.12 has been released. It may take some time for various distributions to get it ready for installation.
- Support for AMD Vega
- Support for NVIDIA Pascal
- Two new I/O schedulers
- Intel Atomic Mode is now enabled by default
Two new I/O schedulers have also found a place in Linux kernel. These schedulers are Facebook’s Kyber I/O scheduler and BFQ (Budget Fair Queueing). The other disk/file related features are XFS support for GETFSMAP and RAID 5/6 fixes.
POWER9 is now able to support 512TB of virtual address space.
Intel meanwhile is still working on 5-level paging support to allow up to 128PB of virtual address space and up to 4 PB of physical address space.
So many other improvements it’s too big to post them all.