What's new in the Linux kernel

Ben Hutchings

The Linux kernel is under rapid development. Stable releases are made around 5 times per year, each including many new features and support for new hardware. This talk will summarise the features that have been added and enabled since mid-2016.

There have been many changes to Linux between 4.6 and 4.14. Some of these will require new or updated userland applications to take advantage of them. I will attempt to summarise the most interesting changes and the state of integration in Debian.