Linux Kernel 5.4 is scheduled for release on November 24, 2019. Over the weekend, Linus Torvalds announced its final release candidate version (RC). “I’m not entirely sure if we need rc8, because even though Intel hardware solutions came in last week, it was pretty calm last week,” Linus Torvalds said in a mailing post.
So I’m thinking about finishing the last 5.4 and doing it, but I don’t think there’s a real disadvantage to doing rc8 alone. The release cycle of rc8 took a while to calm it down. ”
It is reported that the last candidate version of Linux 5.4 contains some interesting things. For example, all mitigations for CPU aspects (iTLB Multihit and TSX Asynchronous Abort (TAA)) and the latest Intel vulnerabilities. THE GPU SIDE (GPU HANG SPO AND INVALID ACCESS) REMOVES THE VBOXSF FILE SYSTEM, WHICH WILL MAKE A COMEBACK IN LINUX KERNEL 5.5 AND MAKE COMMON BUG FIXES FOR CORE NETWORKS, KVM, VFS, AND VMs.