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Nothing unexpected or particularly scary happened this week, so here
we are - with 5.11 tagged and pushed out.

In fact, it's a smaller-than-average set of commits from rc7 to final,
which makes me happy. And I already have several pull requests lined
up for tomorrow, so we're all set for the merge window to start.

But in the meantime - and yes, I know it's Valentine's Day here in the
US - maybe give this release a good testing before you go back and
play with development kernels. All right? Because I'm sure your SO
will understand.

            Linus

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Also: Linux 5.11 Released With Intel Integer Scaling, AMD Performance Boost, RTX 30 KMS

The 5.11 kernel is out

Linux Kernel 5.11 Released

  • Linux Kernel 5.11 Released With Support for Wi-Fi 6E, RTX ‘Ampere’ GPUs, Intel Iris Xe and More

    The development of Linux Kernel 5.11 has been going on in full swing for a while now. Finally, Linus Torvalds announced the release after endless testing and adding support for new software and hardware.

    [...]

    Wi-Fi 6E is the biggest update to the Wi-Fi standard in the last 20 years. The new standard aims to provide a new wireless band to the public, the 6 GHz band. This will help reduce signal drops on connected devices over a distance and can transfer more data faster across longer distances.

    With Linux Kernel 5.11, support has been added for 6GHz band / Ultra High Band (UHB). Support for Wi-Fi 6E chips from manufacturers such as Intel, MediaTek and Qualcomm has also been added.

    Other notable additions include, Fast Initial Link Setup (FILS) for the Qualcomm ath11k driver, Dual-Band Concurrent (DBDC) support for the MediaTek Mt7915 driver and various other performance improvements.

Linux 5.11 Release – Main Changes, Arm, MIPS & RISC-V Arch

Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.11

  • Linus Torvalds releases Linux 5.11, says it's so good your significant other wants you to test it on Valentine's Day

    Linus Torvalds has delivered version 5.11 of the Linux kernel to the faithful.

    "Nothing unexpected or particularly scary happened this week, so here we are - with 5.11 tagged and pushed out, Torvalds said in his weekly state of the kernel post.

    Big inclusions in this release include support for Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology that allows developers to use walled-off enclaves of memory in which it’s theoretically possible to get some work done without the rest of a system having any idea what’s going on inside. It’s a nice idea but SGX has been compromised on several occasions .

    AMD admirers get support for more silicon plus finer controls for power management and handling workloads as CPUs throttle up and down. The new kernel also improves Linux performance of some AMD CPUs.

How to Install Linux Kernel 5.11 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

  • How to Install Linux Kernel 5.11 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

    Linus Torvalds announced the Linux Kernel 5.11 after seven weeks in development and available for general usage with new features, improvements, and better hardware support.

    As per Linus Torvalds for Kernel 5.11

    In fact, it’s a smaller-than-average set of commits from rc7 to final, which makes me happy. And I already have several pull requests lined up for tomorrow, so we’re all set for the merge window to start.

    This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install kernel 5.11 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and LinuxMint 20.1

Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 5.11: Here’s What’s New

  • Linus Torvalds Releases Linux Kernel 5.11: Here’s What’s New

    As usual, after two months of development and seven release candidate, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has officially released a new stable Linux Kernel 5.11.

    The latest version, 5.11, contains several changes ranging from new hardware enablement (from both AMD and Intel), ARM hardware support, networking enhancements, to driver updates.

New Linux 5.11 Released, This is What’s New

How to...

  • Linux Kernel 5.11 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

    Linux Kernel 5.11 was released a day ago on Valentine’s Day. Here’ how you can install it in Ubuntu and Linux Mint based systems.

    Linus Torvalds announced the Kernel 5.11: “Nothing unexpected or particularly scary happened this week, so here we are – with 5.11 tagged and pushed out.
    In fact, it’s a smaller-than-average set of commits from rc7 to final, which makes me happy. And I already have several pull requests lined up for tomorrow, so we’re all set for the merge window to start..”

“Valentine’s Day Edition”

  • AMD users should immediately switch to the latest Linux 5.11 kernel

    The latest release of the Linux kernel features some impressive performance enhancements for AMD hardware.

    Released over the valentine’s day weekend, Linux kernel 5.11 fixed a major performance regression that impacted the AMD Zen architecture. Thanks to the fix, Zen-based processors such as Ryzen and EPYC have been benchmarked as being faster out of the box than on previous kernels. Also debuting in the release is support for AMD “Van Gogh” and “Dimgrey Cavefish” GPUs.

    The semiconductor company has recently put out a number of Linux-related job postings, and the improvements to AMD hardware in the latest release is further evidence that the chip giant is actively working to improve support for its hardware on Linux.

Linux Kernel 5.11 Released

  • Linux Kernel 5.11 Released

    Linus Torvalds released version 5.11 of the Linux kernel on February 14. This latest release, otherwise known as the Valentine’s Day edition, is the first major stable release for 2021.

From Microsoft PR site ZDNet

  • Linux 5.11 is out with AMD and Intel improvements (and Linus Torvalds is happy)

    The version arrived on Sunday's Valentine's Day with only a small amount of changes from the previous seventh release candidate (RC). It's been in development since before December and brings support for Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX), a hardware-isolated trusted execution environment for applications to store and process secrets in enclaves.

Linux Kernel 5.11

Purism and Linux 5.11

  • Purism and Linux 5.11

    Following up on our report for Linux 5.9 and 5.10, this summarizes the progress on mainline support for the Librem 5 phone and its development kit during the 5.11 development cycle.

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