Linux kernel 5.8 is officially released

Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel 5.8 and according to him it is the biggest kernel release of all time.
To read more about it:

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Have you noticed the name? :rofl:

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I’m scared! :cold_face:

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Exciting news for an AMD user!

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Bah just keep the LTS locked and loaded :wink:

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No i mean…What if it’s all BLOAT :sweat_smile:

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TBH: I’ve been on rc7 for several days, and occasional glitches are still present. :confused: I’m on dual graphics, fully AMD-based laptop & sway.

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more info on this release
https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.8-Released

for all Ryzen 1 / 2 and new series 4000 , linux58 should be better ,
wait mesa & firmware and virtualbox ( few days )

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Hope you’re right.

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I referred to that link in the article I wrote also…

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i have not read first your link ,
that why i add the link in forums

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Kleptomaniac Octopus - the name sounds like one of the 3 letter national spy agencies have infiltrated kernel development and are now collecting all your data through the kernel.

Anyone got one of those fancy tin foil hats you could lend me. :rofl:

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This name was already there at Linux kernel 5.4, nothing new about it !

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I am psychic! (it says medium in my under pants) I asked about this yesterday :smiley:

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Better [to spot it] late than never. :wink:

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Works just fine here.
I’ll see if I can do a quick benchmark comparison with 5.7.

EDIT:
Arch 5.7

stress-ng cpu: 159.24
stress-ng memory: 98.40
perf sched: 96.933
perf memcpy: 23.44
calculating 60m digits of pi: 59.02
argon2 hashing: 32.78
ffmpeg compilation: 250.12
xz compression: 321.30
Blender render: 955.30
Total time (s): 1996.533

vd 5.8

stress-ng cpu: 158.63
stress-ng memory: 96.83
perf sched: 81.358
perf memcpy: 22.92
calculating 60m digits of pi: 58.68
argon2 hashing: 32.01
ffmpeg compilation: 247.64
xz compression: 320.42
Blender render: 946.65
Total time (s): 1965.138

(N.B.: the comparison is not 100% fair, as my 5.8 has a few additional patches)

Minimal gains, but not much more really.

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Awesome for us Ryzen people! :heart_eyes:

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check also power manager on both kernels
i dont know if powertop works

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@torvic9
Impressive Blender bump! :face_with_monocle:
Probably it’s your patches at work :slight_smile:

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