Linux Kernel 6.0 Announced


Kernel 6.0 is one of the bigger releases in terms of number of commits, says Linus Torvalds.

Linus Torvalds has released Linux kernel 6.0, noting that the version number change is more a matter of practicality than reflective of any fundamental changes. 

“But of course there's a lot of various changes in 6.0,” Torvalds says, “We've got over 15k non-merge commits in there in total, after all, and as such 6.0 is one of the bigger releases at least in numbers of commits in a while.”

According to Jon Corbet at, “headline features of this latest release, include a number of io_uring improvements including support for buffered writes to XFS filesystems and zero-copy network transmission, an io_uring-based block driver mechanism, the runtime verification subsystem, and much more.”

See change details in LWN’s merge-window summaries (part 1 and part 2) and read more at


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