Linux Kernel 4.9, "the biggest launch we've ever had," was recently announced by Linus Torvalds. With more than 200 companies contributing to the release of Linux Kernel 4.9, Oracle is a leading developer and contributor to 14,425 lines of code in version 4.9. Oracle's strong support for Linux is evidenced by our many ongoing technical contributions to the Linux community.
Those interested in migrating to the Linux kernel 4.9 can browse the git 4.9.y tree updated in the web browser kernel.org git normal http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable / Linux-stable.git; A = summary, or download the source file to compile it themselves. Linux kernel 4.9.1 is now the most advanced stable kernel available on the market.
Apart from a couple of additions mentioned above, the significant features that are shipped with the Linux 4.9 kernel are :
- Intel DRM Corrections
- Best Raspberry Pi Zero and 28 other ARM devices
- Better security thanks to Vmapped batteries
- Implementing Memory Protection Keys
- File System Enhancements.