This release also introduced two new I/O schedulers.You can read more about this release in this dedicated article.
As a result, the total number of lines of code in Linux kernel is now 24.2 million.
Some of the important features in Linux kernel 4.12 are initial support for initial AMD’s Vega GPUs, along with NVIDIA GTX 1000 Pascal accelerate support.
After the huge release that was 4.9, I expected things to be pretty quiet, but it ended up very much a fairly average release by modern kernel standards.
So we have about 13,000 commits (not counting merges – that would be another 1200 commits if you count those).
You can either use Terminal to download packages and install them manually or you can use Ukuu utility for a hassle-less experience.n July 2nd, Linus Torvalds announced the release of the latest Linux kernel 4.12.
In terms of commits and lines of code added, kernel 4.12 is a pretty big release.
It’s been quiet since rc8, but we did end up fixing several small issues, so the extra week was all good.
On the whole, 4.10 didn’t end up as small as it initially looked.
Level 4 is (partly) disabled by default, at least in the two most commonly selected update policies in Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya.