Last week, Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the 18th maintenance update (5.3.18) of the Linux 5.3 kernel family. This version changed 59 files, inserted 369 items / removed 329 items. In addition, the developer sits that this will be the last maintenance update in the Linux 5.3 kernel family. With the arrival of Linux Kernel 5.3 in EoL, officials recommend that users update to Linux Kernel 5.4 in a timely manner for comprehensive support and coverage.
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Greg Kroah-Hartman said in an email announcement that after the Linux Kernel 5.3 support expires, you will no longer receive maintenance updates for critical security issues or bugs, and interested friends will be able to read 5.3.y’s Git Tree.
Once again, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade your OS to the latest Linux 5.4 kernel family, both for regular Linux users and distribution vendors. If this is not currently possible, please also update to at least version 5.3.18.
You can download both versions from the Kernel.org website, but you need to manually edit and implement the installation. However, before upgrading from the Linux 5.3 kernel, you can also wait appropriately for your favorite GNU/Linux Stable package to enter the repository.
As for the new features of Linux Kernel 5.4, it includes the long-awaited microsoft exFAT file system support, as well as the long-awaited Lockdown security feature.