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Collabora's Contributions to Linux 5.11 and Kernel Release 5 Update 5 for Oracle Linux

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  • New year, new kernel: Collabora's contributions to Linux 5.11

    Time continues to fly by and 2021 is finally here. A year that could be known as the year of Rust in Linux kernel! Ok, maybe we're ahead of ourselves here, but it's fun to think about that. In the meantime though, Linus has released v5.11, so let's look at what has been contributed by Collabora.

    We are certainly living in very exciting times, working on a kernel that has never been more stable. Or at least, that's how one feels reading the recent discussions related to kernel version overflow.

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  • Announcing the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 Update 5 for Oracle Linux

    The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) for Oracle Linux provides the latest open source innovations and key optimizations and security to enterprise cloud and on-premises workloads. It is the Linux kernel that powers Oracle Cloud and Oracle Engineered Systems such as Oracle Exadata Database Machine as well as Oracle Linux on 64-bit Intel and AMD or 64-bit Arm platforms.

    UEK Release 5 maintains compatibility with the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) and does not disable any features that are enabled in RHCK. Additional features are enabled to provide support for key functional requirements and patches are applied to improve performance and optimize the kernel.

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    The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 Update 5 (UEK R5U5) is based on the mainline kernel version 4.14.35. Through actively monitoring upstream check-ins and collaboration with partners and customers, Oracle continues to improve and apply critical bug and security fixes to UEK R5 for Oracle Linux. This update includes several new features, added functionality, and bug fixes across a range of subsystems.

Oracle Releases Linux-Based Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 5

  • Oracle Releases Linux-Based Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel 5 Update 5

    Oracle today released their Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 Update 5 intended for use on their RHEL-based Oracle Linux. Oracle's "Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel" tends to be a newer Linux LTS kernel with extra features compared to what is found in the current RHEL / Red Hat Compatible Kernel builds.

    Oracle Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 is a super-set of features for what is offered by the Red Hat Compatible Kernel "RHCK". With UEK Release 5 Update 5 there are several features back-ported.

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