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Changes done in each Linux kernel release. Other places to get news about the Linux kernel are LWN kernel status, H-Online, or the Linux Kernel mailing list (there is a web interface in www.lkml.org). List of changes of older releases can be found at LinuxVersions. If you're going to add something here look first at LinuxChangesRules!

You can discuss the latest Linux kernel changes on the New Linux Kernel Features Forum.

Linux 4.12 has been released on Sun, 2 July 2017.

Summary: This release includes a new BFQ I/O scheduler which provides a much better interactive experience; it also includes preliminary support for Radeon RX Vega graphic cards and support for USB Type-C connectors; improvements to the live kernel patching feature, support for Intel IMSM's Partial Parity Log which allows to close the RAID5 write hole; support for exposing OpenChannel SSDs as device blocks, and another I/O scheduler, Kybe that allows to configure a latency target for reads and writes, ,

  1. Prominent features
    1. Preliminary Radeon Vega support
    2. USB Type-C support
    3. New BFQ I/O scheduler for a more reponsive desktop
    4. New Kyber I/O scheduler
    5. Progress in Live kernel patching
    6. Add support for Intel IMSM's Partial Parity Log
    7. Expose OpenChannel SSDs as device blocks
  2. Core (various)
  3. File systems
  4. Memory management
  5. Block layer
  6. Tracing and perf tool
  7. Virtualization
  8. Cryptography
  9. Security
  10. Networking
  11. Architectures
  12. Drivers
    1. Graphics
    2. Storage
    3. Drivers in the Staging area
    4. Networking
    5. Audio
    6. Tablets, touch screens, keyboards, mouses
    7. TV tuners, webcams, video capturers
    8. Universal Serial Bus
    9. Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)
    10. Serial
    11. ACPI, EFI, cpufreq, thermal, Power Management
    12. Real Time Clock (RTC)
    13. Voltage, current regulators, power capping, power supply
    14. Pin Controllers (pinctrl)
    15. Multi Media Card (MMC)
    16. Memory Technology Devices (MTD)
    17. Industrial I/O (iio)
    18. Multi Function Devices (MFD)
    19. Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM)
    20. Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C)
    21. Hardware monitoring (hwmon)
    22. General Purpose I/O (gpio)
    23. Leds
    24. DMA engines
    25. Cryptography hardware acceleration
    26. PCI
    27. Clock
    28. Various
  13. List of merges
  14. Other news sites

1. Prominent features

1.1. Preliminary Radeon Vega support

This release adds preliminary support for Radeon RX Vega graphic cards.

Code: merge, commit, commit, commit

1.2. USB Type-C support

This release adds support for USB Type-C connectors. USB Type-C, commonly known as simply USB-C, is a 24-pin USB connector system allowing transport of data and energy.

Code: commit, commit, commit, commit

1.3. New BFQ I/O scheduler for a more reponsive desktop

BFQ (Budget Fair Queuing) is a new I/O scheduler. For personal systems, BFQ provides low latency for interactive applications, low latency for soft real-time applications, higher speed for code-development tasks, high throughput, and strong fairness, bandwidth and delay guarantees. For servers, besides the same benefits as above, BFQ guarantees: audio and video-streaming with zero or very low jitter and drop rate; fast retrieval of WEB pages and embedded objects; real-time recording of data in live-dumping applications (e.g., packet logging); responsiveness in local and remote access to a server. For more details and benchmarks, see the Documentation or the project site

Recommended LWN article: Two new block I/O schedulers for 4.12

Code: commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit ,commit, commit, commit, commit

1.4. New Kyber I/O scheduler

The Kyber I/O scheduler is a low-overhead scheduler suitable for multiqueue and other fast devices. Given target latencies for reads and synchronous writes, it will self-tune queue depths to achieve that goal, similary to blk-wbt.

Recommended LWN article: Two new block I/O schedulers for 4.12

Code: commit, commit

1.5. Progress in Live kernel patching

Live patching is a feature merged in Linux 4.0 that allows to patch the kernel code in running systems, which in turn allows to patch security issues without rebooting.

This release adds a so-called per-task consistency model - a foundation which will eventually enable to patch those ~10% of security patches which change function or data semantics. This is the biggest remaining piece needed to make livepatch more generally useful. This code stems from the design proposal made in November 2014. It's a hybrid of kGraft and kpatch: it uses kGraft's per-task consistency and syscall barrier switching combined with kpatch's stack trace switching.

Recommended LWN article: Topics in live kernel patching

Code: commit, commit, commit

1.6. Add support for Intel IMSM's Partial Parity Log

This release adds support for the Partial Parity Log feature found in Intel IMSM raid array. This feature is another way to close the RAID 5 Write Hole. PPL is available for md version-1 metadata and external (specifically IMSM) metadata arrays. It can be enabled using mdadm option --consistency-policy=ppl.

Documentation: Documentation/md/raid5-ppl.txt

Code: commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

1.7. Expose OpenChannel SSDs as device blocks

This release introduces pblk, a host-side FTL for Open-Channel SSDs to expose them like block devices. Open-Channel SSDs are SSDs that do not include a Flash Translation Layer, support for them was included in Linux 4.4. pblk is an implementation of a Flash Transaction Layer in the Linux kernel, which allows data placement decisions, and I/O scheduling to be managed by the host, enabling users to optimize the SSD for their specific workloads.

Documentation: http://lightnvm.io/pblk-tools/

Code: commit

2. Core (various)

  • Change livepatch to use a basic per-task consistency model (FEATURED) commit, commit, commit

  • epoll: Add busy poll support to epoll with socket fds. The main idea it is that when there is only one event left, the kernel will beging polling for events with the same NAPI ID commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • namespaces: expose task pid_ns_for_children in /proc/PID/ns, needed by software like CRIU commit, commit

  • task scheduler: Add 'sched-pelt' tool commit

  • RCU locking

    • Create a tiny SRCU for SMP=n && PREEMPT=n builds commit

    • Introduce CLASSIC_SRCU Kconfig option to use the traditional well-tested classic SRCU implementation from v4.11 instead of Tree and Tiny SCRU commit

    • SRCU: Parallelize callback handling commit

  • taskstats: add elapsed time, user CPU time and system CPU time for TGID command commit

  • Add better clang cross build support commit

  • tty: Disable default console blanking interval commit

  • vfs: add common GETFSMAP ioctl definitions commit

  • uio: Allow handling of non page-aligned memory regions commit

3. File systems

  • XFS

    • Implement the GETFSMAP ioctl commit

    • Publish UUID in the superblock commit

  • EXT4

    • Support GETFSMAP ioctl commit

    • Avoid unnecessary transaction stalls during writeback commit

  • CIFS

  • F2FS

    • Enable small discard by default commit

    • Add ioctl to flush data from faster device to cold area commit

    • Add undiscard blocks stat commit

    • write small sized IO to hot log commit

    • Show available_nids in f2fs/status commit

  • FUSE

    • Add support for pid namespaces commit

  • NFS

    • Remove the objlayout driver commit

  • ORANGEFS

    • Support very large directories commit

    • Support llseek on directories commit

  • UBIFS

    • Add CONFIG_UBIFS_FS_SECURITY to disable/enable security labels commit

  • AFFS

4. Memory management

  • Try to reduce fragmenting fallbacks commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • Print non-populated zones in /proc/zoneinfo commit

  • MADV_FREE has several issues that make it unusable in software like jemalloc: doesn't support system without swap enabled, increases memory pressure, and accounting problems. This release puts MADV_FREE pages into the LRU_INACTIVE_FILE list, enables MADV_FREE for swapless systems and improves statistic accounting commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • memcontrol cgroup: introduced three new entries in memory.stat: workingset_refault (number of refaults of previously evicted pages), workingset_activate (number of refaulted pages that were immediately activated), workingset_nodereclaim (number of times a shadow node has been reclaimed) commit, commit

  • memcontrol cgroup: provide shmem statistics commit

5. Block layer

  • (FEATURED) introduce the BFQ-v0 I/O scheduler commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit ,commit, commit, commit, commit

  • (FEATURED) introduce Kyber multiqueue I/O scheduler commit, commit

  • CFQ scheduler: Disable writeback throttling (feature introduced in Linux 4.10) by default, since does not play well with CFQ since that also tries to throttle asynchronous writes. As a result asynchronous writeback can get starved in presence of readers [https://git.kernel.org/linus/142bbdfccc8b3e9f7342f2ce8422e76a3b45beae commit

  • multiqueue: Export queue state through /sys/kernel/debug/block/*/state commit

  • blk-throttle improvements: this release includes a scalable framework for implementing scalable priotization - particularly for blk-mq, but applicable to any type of block device. The interface is marked experimental for now commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • Device Mapper (DM)

    • Add integrity target. It emulates a block device that has additional per-sector tags that can be used for storing integrity information. The dm-integrity target can be used with the dm-crypt target - in this situation the dm-crypt target creates the integrity data and passes them to the dm-integrity target. In this mode, the dm-crypt and dm-integrity targets provide authenticated disk encryption - if the attacker modifies the encrypted device, an I/O error is returned. The dm-integrity target can also be used as a standalone target, in this mode it calculates and verifies the integrity tag internally. In this mode, the dm-integrity target can be used to detect silent data corruption on the disk or in the I/O path commit, commit, commit

    • dm crypt: Add a new authenticated encryption feature to the DM crypt target that builds on the capabilities provided by the DM integrity target. It allows the use of per-sector metadata, provided by the dm-integrity module, for integrity protection and persistently stored per-sector Initialization Vector (IV) commit, commit, commit

    • A major update for DM cache that reduces the latency for deciding whether blocks should migrate to/from the cache. The bio-prison-v2 interface supports this improvement by enabling direct dispatch of work to workqueues rather than having to delay the actual work dispatch to the DM cache core. So the dm-cache policies are much more nimble by being able to drive IO as they see fit. One immediate benefit from the improved latency is a cache that should be much more adaptive to changing workloads commit, commit, commit, commit

    • dm raid: add raid4/5/6 journal write-back support via journal_mode option commit

  • MD

    • Improve RAID5 IO pattern to improve performance for hard disk based RAID5/6 commit, commit, commit

  • md-cluster: add the support for resize commit, commit

    • Use consistency_policy to allow removing journal feature commit

    • Add Partial Parity Log (ppl) feature found in Intel IMSM raid array (FEATURED) commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

    • Allow creation of mdNNN arrays via md_mod/parameters/new_array commit

    • Support disabling of create-on-open semantics with create_on_open module option commit

    • mq-deadline: add debugfs attributes commit

  • blkfront: add uevent for size change commit

  • (FEATURED) lightnvm: introduces pblk, a host-side translation layer for Open-Channel SSDs to expose them like block devices commit

  • libnvdimm

    • Add sysfs trigger for nvdimm_flush() commit

    • Add 'resource' sysfs attribute to regions commit

    • Add mechanism to publish badblocks at the region level in the badblock sysfscommit

    • Add support for clear poison list and badblocks for device dax commit

  • nvmem

    • sunxi-sid: add support for H3's SID controller commit

    • Add driver for the i.MX IIM commit

  • nbd: Add a netlink interface commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • null_blk: add blocking mode commit

  • rbd: exclusive map option commit

  • dax: add a facility to lookup a dax device by 'host' device name commit

  • brd: remove discard support commit

  • Remove the osdblk driver commit

  • Remove the mg_disk driver commit

  • Remove the obsolete hd driver commit

6. Tracing and perf tool

  • perf

    • Allow user probes on versioned symbols. Symbol versioning, as in glibc, results in symbols being defined as: <real symbol>@[@]<version> commit

    • ftrace: Add support for --pid option, which enables to trace existing process by its pid commit

    • ftrace: Add support for -a/--all-cpus and -C/--cpu options, used for controlling tracing CPUs commit

    • list: Move the printing of perf expressions and internal events to a new --details flag commit

    • report: Introduce --inline option, which will cause the inline stack to be printed if a callgraph address belongs to an inlined function commit, commit, commit, commit

    • sched timehist: Add --next option which shows the next task for each context switch, providing more context for the sequence of scheduler events commit

    • script: Add brstackinsn field to reuse the x86 instruction decoder used in the Intel PT code to study hot paths to samples commit

    • Allow perf to record information required to associate samples to namespaces. A new --namespaces option has been added to perf record, a new --show-namespace-events option has been added to perf scripts commit, commit, commit

    • tools: Add cgroup_id sort order keyword commit

    • stat: make system wide (-a) the default option if no target was specified and some conditions are met commit

    • tools: Allow sorting by symbol size with new sort key symbol_size commit

    • trace: Beautify statx syscall 'flag' and 'mask' arguments commit

    • Add uncore events for Broadwell client commit, Haswell client commit, Ivy Bridge client commit, Sandy Bridge client commit, Skylake client commit

  • ftrace

    • Add function-fork trace option. It is the same as event-fork that it tracks task fork/exit and set the pid filter properly. This can be useful if user wants to trace selected tasks including their children only commit

    • Allow for function tracing to record init functions on boot up commit, commit

  • BPF

    • Add array of maps support (BPF_MAP_TYPE_HASH_OF_MAPS commit

    • Add hash of maps support BPF_MAP_TYPE_ARRAY_OF_MAPS commit

    • Introduce BPF_PROG_TEST_RUN command to test and performance benchmark bpf programs commit, commit

    • tools: bpf_jit_disasm: Add option to dump JIT image to a file commit

  • kprobes: expose maxactive (maximum limit of how many calls in parallel the kretprobe can catch) for kretprobe in /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/kprobe_events commit

7. Virtualization

  • Xen

  • tools/kvm_stat: add '%Total' column commit, add interactive command 'r' commit, add interactive command 'c' commit, add option '--guest' commit

8. Cryptography

  • KEYS

    • Add a system blacklist keyring that is used to store information about blacklisted certificates and signatures commit

    • Add KEYCTL_RESTRICT_KEYRING keyctl(2) command. With it, existing keyrings can be configured to check the content of keys before they are linked, and then allow or disallow linkage of that key to the keyring commit, commit, commit, commit

    • Add SP800-56A KDF support for DH commit

  • scomp: add support for deflate rfc1950 (zlib) commit

  • X.509: Allow X.509 certs to be blacklisted commit

9. Security

  • Add TEE subsystem. A TEE (Trusted Execution Environment) driver is a driver that interfaces with a trusted OS running in some secure environment, for example, TrustZone on ARM cpus, or a separate secure co-processor etc. The TEE subsystem can serve a TEE driver for a Global Platform compliant TEE, but it's not limited to only Global Platform TEEs commit, commit, commit

  • selinux: add a security hook for prlimit commit

  • Introduce CONFIG_SECURITY_WRITABLE_HOOKS for RO hardening of LSM hooks commit, commit

  • ima: provide ">" and "<" operators for fowner/uid/euid rules commit

  • audit: log module name on module deletion commit

  • tpm:implement contextual TPM command 'spaces' commit, commit

10. Networking

  • Generic XDP driver, so that anyone can test XDP even if they lack a networking device whose driver has explicit XDP support commit

  • Allow configuring default qdisc in kernel configuration commit

  • TCP Fast Open: Add snmp counter for blackhole detection commit

  • TCP Fast Open: Disable active side TCP Fast Open in certain scenarios commit

  • Add sysctl to toggle early demux for tcp and udp commit

  • IPv4: add support for ECMP hash policy choice via a new sysctl called fib_multipath_hash_policy and also adds support for L4 hashes commit

  • IPv6: Provide ipv6 version of disable_policy sysctl, ie. Allows IPsec processing to be skipped on terminating packets on a per-interface basis commit

  • IPv6: add support for NETDEV_RESEND_IGMP event similar to how it works for IPv4 commit

  • IPv6: Add sysctl (accept_ra_rt_info_min_plen) for minimum prefix len acceptable in Route Information Options commit

  • TCP: Permit user set TCP_MAXSEG to default value commit

  • TCP: remove per-destination timestamp cache commit

  • TCP: remove tcp_tw_recycle sysctl commit

  • sockets: introduce SO_MEMINFO getsockopt for reading of SK_MEMINFO_VARS via socket option. This way an application can get all meminfo related information in single socket option call instead of multiple calls. commit

  • Enable tx timestamping on loopback and dummy commit

  • eBPF: Add a helper function to retrieve socket uid. This is useful to perform per-UID accounting of network traffic or per-UID packet filtering commit

  • eBPF: Add a helper function to get socket cookie in eBPF commit, commit

  • New getsockopt option to get socket cookie commit, commit

  • VSOCK: Add vsockmon virtual device to monitor AF_VSOCK sockets commit, commit

  • bridge: add per-port broadcast flood flag commit

  • can: initial network namespace support commit, commit, commit, commit

  • Adds support for parsing MPLS flows in the flow dissector and the flower classifier. Each of the MPLS TTL, BOS, TC and Label fields can be used for matching commit, commit

  • Add support for pipeline debug (dpipe). It introduces capability for exporting the ASICs pipeline abstraction via devlink infrastructure, which should serve as an complementary tool. This infrastructure allows the user to get visibility into the ASIC by modeling it as a set of match/action tables commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • ip_tunnel: Allow policy-based routing through tunnels commit, commit

  • MPLS: allow TTL propagation to/from IP packets to be configured commit, commit

  • net sched action: Complete the JUMPX opcode commit

  • distributed switch architecture

    • Add Mediatek tag RX/TX handler commit

    • Add support for the SMSC-LAN9303 tagging format commit

    • dsa2: Add basic support of devlink commit

  • devlink: Add E-Switch encapsulation control commit, commit

  • bridge: allow to add externally learned entries from user-space commit, commit

  • netconf: Add support for RTM_DELNETCONF. It is sent when a device is deleted commit, commit, commit, commit

  • rtnetlink: Add dump all for netconf commit

  • sched: make default fifo qdiscs appear in the dump commit

  • netfilter

    • nft_ct: add helper set support; it allows to assign connection tracking helpers to connections via nft objref infrastructure commit

    • nft_exthdr: Allow checking TCP option presence, too commit

    • nft_fib: Support existence check commit

    • nft_hash: support of symmetric hash according to source ip address and port, and destination ip address and port commit

  • Netlink extended ACK support: commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • Wireless

    • Add support for FILS shared key authentication offload commit

    • Allow multiple active scheduled scan requests commit

    • Add support for specifying BSSIDs in scheduled scan matchsets commit

    • Add support for BSS max idle period element (defined in IEEE802.11-2016, section 9.4.2.79) commit

  • packet: add socket option PACKET_FANOUT_FLAG_UNIQUEID to assign new fanout group id commit

  • SCTP:

  • TIPC: add support for stream/seqpacket socketpairs commit

  • TIPC: allow rdm/dgram socketpairs commit

  • xfrm: Add an IPsec hardware offloading API commit

  • Replace 2 jiffies with a sysctl to enable softirq tuning. The new sysctl, netdev_budget_usecs, allows to set the maximum number of microseconds in one NAPI polling cycle commit

  • ethtool: add CRC32 as an RSS hash function commit

  • ethtool: Add ESP offload features commit

11. Architectures

  • ARM

    • Device Tree Source

      • BCM5301X: Add basic DT for Linksys EA6300 V1 commit, for Linksys EA9200 commit, for Linksys EA9500 commit, for BCM953012HR commit, for TP-LINK Archer C5 V2 commit

      • Add a devicetree for Raidsonic NAS IB-4220-B commit

      • Add a devicetree for Teltonika RUT1xx commit

      • Add a devicetree for Wiliboard WBD-111 commit and Wiliboard WBD-222 commit

      • add device tree for Gemini SoC and SQ201 commit

      • add support for I2SE Duckbill 2 485 commit, I2SE Duckbill 2 EnOcean commit, I2SE Duckbill 2 SPI commit, I2SE Duckbill 2 boards commit

      • armada-385-synology-ds116: add support for Synology DS116 NAS commit

      • armada-385: add support for the Linksys WRT1900ACS (Shelby) commit

      • imx6: add ZII RDU2 boards commit

      • imx6q: Add Engicam i.CoreM6 Quad/Dual OpenFrame Cap 10.1 initial support commit, add Engicam i.CoreM6 Quad/Dual OpenFrame Cap 12.3 initial support commit

      • imx6qp-nitrogen6_som2: add Quad Plus variant of the SOM commit

      • imx7d-sdb: Add sht11 Click Board support commit

      • imx: add Gateworks Ventana GW5903 support commit, add Gateworks Ventana GW5904 support commit

      • rockchip: Add support for PCM-947 carrier board commit, add support for phyCORE-RK3288 SoM commit, add dts for RK3288-Tinker board commit

      • stm32: Add STM32H743 MCU and STM32H743i-EVAL board commit, add a new SOC - STM32H743 commit

      • sun8i: Add dts file for NanoPi NEO Air commit

      • gemini: DT for the Cortina Gemini SoC platforms commit, commit

    • KVM: Support for userspace virtual interrupt controller (slower, but necessary for KVM on the weird Broadcom SoCs used by the Raspberry Pi 3) commit, commit

    • uefi: Randomize the base of the UEFI rt services region commit

    • perf: arm_pmu: add ACPI framework commit

  • ARM64

    • Device Tree Source

      • meson-gxl: Add support for HwaCom AmazeTV commit, add support for the Khadas VIM board commit

      • allwinner: h5: add Allwinner H5 commit, add support for the Orange Pi PC 2 board commit, commit

      • Add basic DT to support Spreadtrum's SP9860G commit

      • Add support for FSL's LS1088A SoC commit

      • freescale: ls2088a: Add DTS support for FSL's LS2088A SoC commit

      • hisilicon: add dts files for hi3798cv200-poplar board commit

      • rockchip: add Gru/Kevin DTS commit, add RK3328 eavluation board devicetree commit, commit

    • Add kdump support commit, commit, commit

    • Add ARMv8.3 HWCAP bits for: Support for Javascript conversion instruction commit, support for complex number instructions commit, support for weaker release consistency commit

    • bpf: implement jiting of BPF_XADD commit

    • tpm_crb: Enable TPM CRB interface for ARM64 commit

    • KVM: Add support for VPIPT I-caches commit

    • KVM: vgic-its: Add KVM_DEV_ARM_ITS_SAVE/RESTORE_TABLES commit

    • KVM: vgic-v3: Add KVM_DEV_ARM_VGIC_SAVE_PENDING_TABLES commit

  • MIPS

  • POWERPC

    • KVM

      • Add MMIO emulation for stdx (store doubleword indexed) commit

      • Book3S: Add MMIO emulation for FP and VSX instructions commit

      • Emulation for more integer loads and stores commit

      • VFIO: Add in-kernel acceleration for VFIO commit

    • crypto

      • Add CRC-T10DIF acceleration commit

      • Stress test for vpmsum implementations commit

    • 64s: Support new device tree binding for discovering CPU features commit

    • fadump: reuse crashkernel parameter for fadump memory reservation commit

    • kprobes: Add support for KPROBES_ON_FTRACE commit

    • Increase VA range to 128TB commit

    • Add support for runtime configuration of ASLR limits commit

    • Enable mappings above 128TB commit

    • perf

      • Add Power8 mem_access event to sysfs commit

      • Export memory hierarchy info to user space commit

      • Support to export MMCRA[TEC*] field to userspace commit

      • Support to export SIERs bit in Power8 commit

      • Support to export SIERs bit in Power9 commit

    • powernv: Add OPAL exports attributes to sysfs commit

    • powernv: Introduce address translation services for Nvlink2 commit

    • pseries: Enable VFIO commit

    • xmon

      • add debugfs entry for xmon commit

      • drop the nobt option from xmon plus minor fixes commit

    • Add NMI IPI infrastructure commit

  • S390

  • SPARC

  • X86

    • Enable KASLR by default commit

    • Add support for Intel Memory Bandwidth Allocation. Bandwidth throttling is a core specific mechanism on some of Intel SKUs. Using a high bandwidth and a low bandwidth setting on two threads sharing a core will result in both threads being throttled to use the low bandwidth commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

    • Detect CPUID faulting support. Intel supports faulting on the CPUID instruction beginning with Ivy Bridge. When enabled, the processor will fault on attempts to execute the CPUID instruction with CPL>0. This will allow a ptracer to emulate the CPUID instruction commit

    • arch_prctl: Add ARCH_[GET|SET]_CPUID to get or set the CPUID state. Intel supports faulting on the CPUID instruction beginning with Ivy Bridge commit

    • Various fixes related to 32-bit mmap() compat syscall returning address over 4Gb in applications, launched from 64-bit binaries - motivated by C/R frameworks such as Virtuozzo commit, commit, commit

    • perf: Add Top Down events to Intel Goldmont commit

    • Add support for earlyprintk via USB3 debug port commit

    • perf: Add support for multiple IOMMUs to perf by exposing an AMD IOMMU PMU for each IOMMU found in the system commit

    • ftrace: Add -mfentry support to x86_32 with DYNAMIC_FTRACE set commit

    • intel_rdt: Add cpus_list rdtgroup file commit

    • More work on Intel 5-level paging enablement merge

    • intel_idle: add Gemini Lake support commit

    • iommu/vt-d: Add an option to disable Intel IOMMU force on commit

    • iommu: Allow default domain type to be set on the kernel command line commit

    • RAS: Add a Corrected Errors Collector commit

    • platform

      • thinkpad_acpi: add mapping for new hotkeys commit

      • silead_dmi: Add entry for Insyde 7W tablets commit

      • hp-wireless: add Xiaomi's hardware id to the supported list commit

      • Add Intel Cherry Trail ACPI INT33FE device driver commit

      • intel-mid: Enable Bluetooth support on Intel Edison commit

    • virtualization

      • Add support for vDSO acceleration of the "Hyper-V TSC page", to speed up clock reading on Hyper-V guests commit

      • KVM: virtualize cpuid faulting commit

      • VMX: drop vmm_exclusive module parameter commit

      • nVMX: Implement emulated Page Modification Logging commit

  • AVR32

  • METAG

    • Add 64-bit get_user support commit

  • NIOS2

12. Drivers

12.1. Graphics

  • amdgpu

  • intel

    • Enable atomic modesetting by default on supported platforms commit

    • Geminilake color manager support commit, commit

    • GVT: Turn on KBL platform support commit

    • debugfs: Add i915_hpd_storm_ctl commit

    • uc: Add params for specifying firmware commit

    • Show the current i915_params in debugfs/i915_capabilites commit

    • Use atomic page flip for intel again commit

    • Support explicit fencing for execbuf commit

    • Enable userspace to opt-out of implicit fencing commit

    • Add missing SKL ID commit

  • nouveau

  • secboot: add support for SEC LS firmware commit, support for loading LS PMU firmware commit, support for r364 ACR commit, support for r367 ACR commit, support for r375 ACR commit, support for unload blob bootloader commit, support optional falcons commit, support running ACR on SEC commit, support standard NVIDIA HS binaries commit

  • vmwgfx: Add atomic modesetting support merge

  • omapdrm: Add support for render nodes commit

  • mediatek: add support for Mediatek SoC MT2701 commit

  • vc4: Add HDMI audio support commit

  • mali-dp

  • panel

    • Add generic LVDS panel driver commit

    • Add driver for sitronix ST7789V LCD controller commit

    • Add support for S6E3HA2 panel driver on TM2 board commit

    • simple: Add support for Ampire AM-480272H3TMQW-T01H commit

    • simple: Add support for Winstar WF35LTIACD commit

  • rcar-du

    • Add DPLL support commit

    • Add Gen3 HDMI encoder support commit

  • ipu-v3

    • Prefetch Resolve Engine/Gasket commit, commit

    • Add support for separate alpha channels commit

  • etnaviv

  • fb-helper

    • Add multi buffer support for cma fbdev commit

    • Implement legacy ioctl FBIO_WAITFORVSYNC commit

  • meson: HDMI Synopsys Controller support for Amlogic Meson Display commit, commit, commit, commit

  • rockchip

    • Add dw-mipi power domain support commit

    • dw-mipi: support RK3399 mipi dsi commit

  • bridge

    • Add LVDS encoder driver commit

    • Drivers for megachips-stdpxxxx-ge-b850v3-fw (LVDS-DP++) commit

  • tegra: add VIC support commit

  • dma-buf: fence debugging commit

  • Add a new connector atomic property for link status commit

  • qxl: Enable atomic modesetting ioctl commit

  • host1x: Add IOMMU support commit

  • backlight: Add support for Arctic Sand LED backlight driver chips commit

12.2. Storage

  • Add Fabric assigned WWN support commit

  • ata: add Palmchip BK3710 PATA controller driver commit

  • ata: ahci: add support for DaVinci DM816 SATA controller commit

  • nvme: improve performance for virtual NVMe devices commit

  • nvme_fc: add controller reset support commit

  • pata: remove the at91 driver commit

  • SCSI

    • Show the SCSI CDB for pending SCSI commands in /sys/kernel/debug/block/*/mq/*/dispatch and */rq_list commit

    • cxlflash: Support up to 4 ports commit, commit, commit

    • cxlflash: Support multiple hardware queues commit

    • tcmu: Add dynamic growing data area feature support commit

    • tcmu: Add global data block pool support commit

    • target/user: PGR Support commit

  • fnic

    • Adding Check Condition counter to misc fnicstats commit

    • Adding debug IO and Abort latency counter to fnic stats commit

  • hisi_sas: add softreset function for SATA disk commit

  • hpsa: update pci ids commit

  • lpfc: Add MDS Diagnostic support commit

  • stex

  • storvsc: Add support for FC rport commit

12.3. Drivers in the Staging area

  • s5p-cec: add cec-notifier support, move out of staging commit

  • Driver for the DPAA2 DPIO object commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • speakup: add unicode variant of /dev/softsynth commit

  • atomisp: Add support for the Intel IPU v2 commit

  • Add rtl8723bs sdio wifi driver commit

  • android: remove lowmemory killer from the tree commit

  • android ion

    • Break the ABI in the name of forward progress commit

    • Remove crufty cache support commit

    • Remove custom ioctl interface commit

    • Remove import interface commit

    • Remove old platform support commit

    • Remove page faulting support commit

  • bcm2835-audio: Add support for simultanous HDMI and Headphone audio commit

  • ccree - introduce CryptoCell HW driver commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • fbtft: add adriver for SH1106 commit

  • fsl-dpaa2/eth: Add Freescale DPAA2 Ethernet driver commit

  • (FEATURED) typec: USB Type-C Port Manager (tcpm) commit

  • typec: Fairchild FUSB302 Type-c chip driver commit

  • typec: Type-C Port Controller Interface driver (tcpci) commit

  • iio:adc:lpc32xx Move out of staging commit

12.4. Networking

  • Bluetooth

    • Added support for Rivet Networks Killer 1535 commit

    • Add nokia driver commit

    • btusb: Add support for Intel Bluetooth devices 9160/9260 [8087:0025] commit

    • hci_intel: Add support Intel Bluetooth device 9160/9260 for UART commit

    • hci_uart: add LL protocol serdev driver support commit

  • Infiniband

  • ath9k: Add Dell Wireless 1601 with wowlan capability commit

  • ath9k_htc: Add support of AirTies 1eda:2315 AR9271 device commit

  • bnxt_en

    • Add 100G link speed reporting for BCM57454 ASIC in ethtool commit

    • Add PHY loopback to ethtool self-test commit

    • Add basic WoL infrastructure commit

    • Add basic ethtool -t selftest support commit

    • Add ethtool get_wol method commit

    • Add ethtool mac loopback self test commit

    • Add ethtool set_wol method commit

    • Add interrupt test to ethtool -t selftest commit

  • bonding: add 802.3ad support for 25G speeds commit

  • brcmfmac: add support to move wiphy instance into network namespace commit

  • can

    • add Virtual CAN Tunnel driver (vxcan) commit

    • Enable module auto loading for virtual CAN interfaces commit

    • hi311x: Add Holt HI-311x CAN driver commit

    • mcba_usb: Add support for Microchip CAN BUS Analyzer commit

    • peak: add support for PEAK PCAN-PCIe FD CAN-FD boards commit

  • dpaa_eth

    • Add four prioritised Tx traffic classes commit

    • Enable Rx checksum offload commit

    • Enable multiple Tx traffic classes commit

  • xgene-v2: t adds support for RGMII based 1GbE hardware commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • e1000e

  • ftgmac100

    • Add ethtool n-way reset call commit

    • Add ndo_set_rx_mode() and support for multicast & promisc commit

    • Add netpoll support commit

    • Add pause frames configuration and support commit

    • Add vlan HW offload commit

    • Make ring sizes configurable via ethtool commit

  • gtp: support SGSN-side tunnels commit

  • i40e

    • Add counters for UDP/IPv4 and IPv4 filters commit

    • Add support for SCTPv4 FDir filters commit

    • Allow changing input set for ntuple filters commit, commit

    • Dump VF information in debugfs commit

    • new AQ commands commit

    • add client interface commit

  • ibmvnic: Remove debugfs support commit

  • ieee802154: Add CA8210 IEEE 802.15.4 device driver commit

  • igb/igbvf: Add VF MAC filter request capabilities commit

  • igb: Add support for ethtool private flag to allow use of legacy Rx commit

  • iwlwifi

    • add four new 8265 and 8275 series PCI IDs commit

    • Add support for 9000 HW B-step NICs commit

    • mvm: add multicast station commit

    • mvm: add support for EWRD (Dynamic SAR) ACPI table commit

    • Support a000 CDB product commit

  • ixgbe

    • Add 1000Base-T device based on X550EM_X MAC commit

    • Add X552 XFI backplane support commit

    • Complete support for X553 sgmii commit

    • Add XDP support commit, commit

  • liquidio: add support for XPS commit

  • mac80211_hwsim: Add channel 169 (5845 MHz) commit

  • mlx4: add rx_alloc_pages counter in ethtool -S commit

  • mlxsw

  • Distributed Switch Architecture

    • Add dsa support for Mediatek MT7530 switch commit

    • LAN9303: add I2C managed mode support commit

    • LAN9303: add MDIO managed mode support commit

    • Mock-up driver commit

    • Add new DSA switch driver for the SMSC-LAN9303 commit

    • mv88e6xxx: add VTU support for 88E6390 commit, commit, commit

    • mv88e6xxx: enable ATU Learn2All commit

  • bcmgenet: add support for the GENETv5 hardware commit

  • dwc-xlgmac: Initial driver for DesignWare Enterprise Ethernet commit, commit

  • bgmac: driver power manangement commit

  • ks8851: Added support for half-duplex SPI commit

  • mvneta: support suspend and resume commit

  • mvpp2: finally add the PPv2.2 compatible string commit

  • phy: bcm7xxx: add support for 28nm EPHY commit

  • stmmac: Multiqueue support commit, commit, commit, commit, commit

  • stmmac: Use AVB mode by default commit

  • stmmac: dwc-qos: Add Tegra186 support commit

  • thunderx: Add XDP support commit, commit, commit

  • thunderx: Enable TSO and checksum offloads for ipv6 commit

  • qmi_wwan: add Telit ME910 support commit

  • qmi_wwan: add qmap mux protocol support commit

  • vrf: performance improvements for IPv4 commit and IPv6 commit

  • netvsc: enable GRO commit

  • netvsc: implement NAPI commit

  • nfp

    • Add extended error messages commit

    • Add port state refresh commit

    • Add support for .set_link_ksettings() commit

    • Add support for reporting CRC32 hash function commit

    • Allow multi-stage NSP configuration commit

    • Implement .ndo_get_phys_port_name() commit

    • move more ring debug info to debugfs commit

    • report auto-negotiation in ethtool commit

    • report link speed from NSP commit

    • report port type in ethtool commit

  • qed/qede

    • VF tunnelling support [VXLAN/GENEVE/GRE] commit

    • Add support for QL41xxx adapters commit

    • Utilize Firmware 8.15.3.0 commit

    • Add UDP ports in bulletin board commit

    • Enable tunnel offloads based on hw configuration commit

    • aRFS support commit, commit

  • qmi_wwan: add another Lenovo EM74xx device ID commit

  • rt2x00: add support for MT7620 commit

  • rtlwifi: Add code to read new versions of firmware commit

  • smsc911x: Adding support for Micochip LAN9250 Ethernet controller commit

  • stmmac: Add support for SIMATIC IOT2000 platform commit

  • sunvnet: add stats to track ldom to ldom packets and bytes commit

  • sunvnet: count multicast packets commit

  • wil6210: remove HALP voting in debugfs ioblob commit

  • wil6210: support 8KB RX buffers commit

12.5. Audio

12.6. Tablets, touch screens, keyboards, mouses

  • HID

    • Accutouch: Add driver for ELO Accutouch 2216 USB Touchscreens commit

    • Add quirk driver for NTI USB-SUN adapter commit

    • asus: Add support for T100 keyboard commit

    • asus: support Republic of Gamers special keys commit

    • asus: support backlight on USB keyboards commit

    • logitech-hidpp: add a sysfs file to tell we support power_supply commit

    • logitech-hidpp: add battery support for HID++ 2.0 devices commit

    • logitech-hidpp: add support for battery status for the K750 commit

    • logitech-hidpp: battery: provide CAPACITY_LEVEL commit

    • logitech-hidpp: battery: provide ONLINE property commit

    • logitech-hidpp: enable HID++ 1.0 battery reporting commit

    • sony: Expose DS3 motion sensors through separate device commit

    • sony: Make DS4 bt poll interval adjustable commit

    • sony: Report DS4 motion sensors through a separate device commit

    • sony: Support motion sensor calibration on dongle commit

    • sony: Treat the ds4 dongle as a separate device commit

    • wacom: generic: add 3 tablet touch keys commit

    • wacom: generic: add mode change touch key commit

    • wacom: generic: support touch on/off softkey commit

  • add support for PlayStation 1/2 joypads connected via SPI commit

  • bma150 - remove support for bma150 commit

  • pm8xxx-vib - add support for pm8916's vibrator commit

  • psmouse - add support for SMBus companions commit

  • psmouse - implement fast reconnect option commit

  • soc_button_array - add support for ACPI 6.0 Generic Button Device commit

  • synaptics - add support for Intertouch devices commit

  • tsc2007 - add iio interface to read external ADC input and temperature commit

  • xpad - add USB IDs for Mad Catz Brawlstick and Razer Sabertooth commit

  • cpcap-pwrbutton: New driver commit

  • touchscreen: mxs-lradc: Add support for touchscreen commit

12.7. TV tuners, webcams, video capturers

  • dvb-usb-cxusb: Geniatech T230C support commit

  • em28xx: Add new USB ID eb1a:5051 commit

  • exynos-gsc: Add support for NV{16,21,61}M pixel formats commit

  • Add a driver for the ov5645 camera sensor commit

  • i2c: Add support for OV5647 sensor commit

  • ti-vpe: vpdma: add support for user specified stride commit

  • media: ti-vpe: vpe: allow use of user specified stride commit

  • mn88472: implement PER statistics commit, implement cnr statistics commit, implement signal strength statistics commit

  • rainshadow-cec: new RainShadow Tech HDMI CEC driver commit

  • rc: promote lirc_sir out of staging commit

  • si2157: Add support for Si2141-A10 commit

  • si2168: Si2168-D60 support commit

  • uvcvideo: Add support for Intel SR300 depth camera commit

  • vsp1: Add HGO support commit, add HGT support commit, add histogram support commit, support histogram generators in pipeline configuration commit, wpf: Implement rotation support commit

  • vcodec: mediatek: Add Mediatek JPEG Decoder Driver commit

  • vimc: Virtual Media Controller core, capture and sensor commit

12.8. Universal Serial Bus

  • serial: ftdi_sio: add Olimex ARM-USB-TINY(H) PIDs commit

  • serial: ftdi_sio: add device ID for Microsemi/Arrow SF2PLUS Dev Kit commit

  • serial: qcserial: add more Lenovo EM74xx device IDs commit

  • Add driver for xhci debug capability commit

  • Add DBC debug device support to usb_debug commit

  • (FEATURED) USB Type-C connector class commit

  • typec: add driver for Intel Whiskey Cove PMIC USB Type-C PHY commit

  • Add CONFIG_USB_PCI for system have both PCI HW and non-PCI based USB HW commit

  • chipidea: core: add sysfs group commit

  • dwc2: Add support for STM32F429/439/469 USB OTG HS/FS in FS mode (internal PHY) commit

  • dwc3: Add dual-role support commit

  • dwc3: pci: add Intel Cannonlake PCI IDs commit

  • gadget: udc: renesas_usb3: add USB ID signal monitoring commit

  • gadget: udc: renesas_usb3: add extcon support commit

  • gadget: udc: renesas_usb3: add support for usb role swap commit

  • host: plat: Enable xHCI plat runtime PM commit

  • musb: Add support of CPPI 4.1 DMA controller to DA8xx commit

  • orion-ehci: Add support for the Armada 3700 commit

  • serial: option: add Telit ME910 support commit

  • xhci: plat: Enable async suspend/resume commit

12.9. Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI)

  • spi: orion: add LSB support commit

12.10. Serial

  • uartlite: Adding a kernel parameter for the number of uartlites commit

  • altera_jtaguart: add earlycon support commit

  • 8250_fintek: Enable high speed mode on Fintek F81866 commit

  • altera_uart: add earlycon support commit

  • 8250_early: Add earlycon support for Palmchip UART commit

12.11. ACPI, EFI, cpufreq, thermal, Power Management

  • ACPI

    • Add sysfs entries for CPPC perf capabilities commit

    • Add opregion driver for Intel CHT Whiskey Cove PMIC commit

    • Drop support for force_remove commit

    • iasl: add ASL conversion tool commit

    • nfit: add support for acpi 6.1 dimm state flags commit

    • nfit: allow override of built-in bitmasks for nvdimm DSMs commit

    • nfit: allow specifying a default DSM family commit

    • arm64: Add GTDT table parse driver commit

    • arm64: Add SBSA Generic Watchdog support in GTDT driver commit

    • arm64: Add memory-mapped timer support in GTDT driver commit

  • efi: Enable ACPI BGRT handling on arm64 commit

  • thermal: bcm2835: add thermal driver for bcm2835 SoC commit

  • thermal: broadcom: add Northstar thermal driver commit

  • thermal: core: Add a back up thermal shutdown mechanism commit

  • thermal: da9062/61: Thermal junction temperature monitoring driver commit

  • tools: power: pm-graph: AnalyzeBoot v2.0 commit

  • tools: power: pm-graph: AnalyzeSuspend v4.6 commit

  • tools: power: pm-graph: Package makefile and man pages commit

  • cpufreq: intel_pstate: Active mode P-state limits rework commit

  • cpufreq: mediatek: Add support for MT8176 and MT817x commit

  • cpufreq: Add Tegra186 cpufreq driver commit

  • cpufreq: intel_pstate: Add support for Gemini Lake commit

  • powercap: intel_rapl: Add support for Gemini Lake commit

12.12. Real Time Clock (RTC)

  • sh: add support for rza series commit

  • cpcap: new rtc driver commit

  • ds1307: support m41t0 variant commit

12.13. Voltage, current regulators, power capping, power supply

  • reset: syscon-poweroff: add a mask property commit

  • reset: Add a driver for the Gemini poweroff commit

  • regulator: pfuze100-regulator: add coin support commit

  • regulator: tps65132: add regulator driver for TI TPS65132 commit

  • regulator: Add ROHM BD9571MWV-M PMIC regulator driver commit

  • reset: Add Altera Arria10 SR Reset Controller commit

  • reset: Add i.MX7 SRC reset driver commit

  • supply: bq24190_charger: Add support for bq24192i commit

  • supply: New driver for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 battery commit

  • supply: add battery driver for AXP20X and AXP22X PMICs commit

  • supply: max17042_battery: Add support for the STATUS property commit, VOLT_MIN property commit, CHARGE_NOW property commit, SCOPE property commit, CHARGE_FULL_DESIGN property commit, TECHNOLOGY attribute commit

12.14. Pin Controllers (pinctrl)

  • armada-37xx: Add gpio support commit

  • sh-pfc: r8a7795: Add support for R-Car H3 ES2.0 commit

  • armada-37xx: Add pin controller support for Armada 37xx commit

  • rockchip: Add rk3328 pinctrl support commit

  • Add pincontrol driver for ARTPEC-6 SoC commit

  • stm32: Add STM32F469 MCU support commit

  • samsung: Add support for pad retention control for Exynos5433 SoCs commit

  • sunxi: Add A64 R_PIO controller support commit

12.15. Multi Media Card (MMC)

  • sdhci-xenon: Add Marvell Xenon SDHC core functionality commit

  • cavium: Add MMC support for Octeon SOCs commit

  • bcm2835: Add new driver for the sdhost controller commit

  • cavium: Add MMC PCI driver for ThunderX SOCs commit

  • cavium: Add core MMC driver for Cavium SOCs commit

  • sdhci-xenon: Add support to PHYs of Marvell Xenon SDHC commit

  • tegra: Add Tegra186 support commit

  • sdhci-cadence: add HS400 enhanced strobe support commit

  • sdhci: Add CQE support commit

12.16. Memory Technology Devices (MTD)

  • spi-nor: Add support for N25Q256A11 commit

  • nand: hynix: Add read-retry support for 1x nm MLC NANDs commit

  • spi-nor: Add support for ESMT F25L32QA and F25L64QA commit

  • spi-nor: add driver for STM32 quad spi flash controller commit

  • ubi: Add debugfs file for tracking PEB state commit

12.17. Industrial I/O (iio)

  • Aspeed ADC commit

  • accel: Add driver for the Analog Devices ADXL345 3-axis accelerometer commit

  • accel: adxl345: Add SPI support commit

  • adc: Add Maxim max9611 ADC driver commit

  • adc: add a driver for Qualcomm PM8xxx HK/XOADC commit

  • adc: add max1117/max1118/max1119 ADC driver commit

  • adc: add support for Allwinner SoCs ADC commit

  • adc: add support for X-Powers AXP20X and AXP22X PMICs ADCs commit

  • adc: cpcap: Add minimal support for CPCAP PMIC ADC commit

  • adc: meson-saradc: add calibration commit

  • adc: mxs-lradc: Add support for ADC driver commit

  • adc: sun4i-gpadc-iio: add support for A33 thermal sensor commit

  • cros_ec_light_prox: add ChromeOS EC Light and Proximity Sensors commit

  • dac: Add support for ltc2632 DACs commit

  • dac: add support for stm32 DAC commit

  • distance: add devantech us ranger srf04 commit

  • health: add MAX30102 oximeter driver support commit

  • hid: Add humidity sensor support commit

  • hid: Add temperature sensor support commit

  • imu: st_lsm6dsx: add support to lsm6ds3h commit

  • imu: st_lsm6dsx: add support to lsm6dsl commit

  • imu: st_lsm6dsx: add support to multiple devices with the same settings commit

  • stm32 trigger: Add quadrature encoder device commit

  • adc: Driver for Linear Technology LTC2497 ADC commit

  • imu:mpu6050 add explicit mpu9250 support commit

  • light: Add support for STMicro VL6180 sensor commit

  • temperature:tmp007: Add irq and threshold events support commit

  • iio:adc:spear Move out of staging commit

12.18. Multi Function Devices (MFD)

  • Add TI LMU driver commit

  • mxs-lradc: Add support for mxs-lradc commit

  • lpc_ich: Add PCI ID for Intel Cougar Mountain SoC commit

  • lpc_ich: Add support for Intel Gemini Lake SoC commit

  • axp20x: Support AXP803 variant commit

  • Add support for DA9061 commit

12.19. Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM)

12.20. Inter-Integrated Circuit (I2C)

  • i2c: mux: ltc4306: LTC4306 and LTC4305 I2C multiplexer/switch commit

12.21. Hardware monitoring (hwmon)

  • twl4030-madc: drop driver commit

  • drivers: hwmon: Support for ASPEED PWM/Fan tach commit

12.22. General Purpose I/O (gpio)

  • dwapb: Add support for next generation of X-Gene SoC commit

  • mvebu: Add limited PWM support commit

  • add generic single-register fixed-direction GPIO driver commit

  • moxart: Switch to using the FTGPIO010 driver commit

  • f7188x: Add F71889A GPIO support commit

  • Add ROHM BD9571MWV-M PMIC GPIO driver commit

  • mmio: add support for NI 169445 NAND GPIO commit

12.23. Leds

  • leds/trigger/cpu: Add LED trigger for all CPUs aggregated commit

  • cpcap: new driver commit

  • Add LED support for MT6323 PMIC commit

12.24. DMA engines

  • dmaengine: cppi41: Add support of DA8xx to CPPI 4.1 commit

12.25. Cryptography hardware acceleration

  • zip - Add ThunderX ZIP driver core commit, commit, commit

  • ccp - Add SHA-2 384- and 512-bit support commit

  • ccp - Enable support for AES GCM on v5 CCPs commit

  • ccp - Enable 3DES function on v5 CCPs commit

  • caam/qi - add ablkcipher and authenc algorithms commit

  • stm32 - Support for STM32 CRC32 crypto module commit

  • caam - add Queue Interface (QI) backend support commit

  • exynos - Add new Exynos RNG driver commit

12.26. PCI

  • MicroSemi Switchtec management interface driver commit, commit, commit, commit

  • Add sysfs sriov_drivers_autoprobe to control VF driver binding commit

  • dwc: designware: Add EP mode support commit

  • dwc: dra7xx: Add EP mode support commit

  • Recognize Thunderbolt devices commit

  • Add device IDs for DRA74x and DRA72x commit

  • endpoint: Add EP core layer to enable EP controller and EP functions commit

  • endpoint: Create configfs entry for EPC device and EPF driver commit

  • endpoint: Introduce configfs entry for configuring EP functions commit

  • endpoint: functions: Add an EP function to test PCI commit

  • faraday: Add Faraday Technology FTPCI100 PCI Host Bridge driver commit

  • imx6: Add code to support i.MX7D commit

  • rockchip: Advertise 128-byte Read Completion Boundary support commit

  • tools: PCI: Add sample test script to invoke pcitest commit

  • tools: PCI: Add a userspace tool to test PCI endpoint commit

12.27. Clock

  • renesas: rcar-gen3-cpg: Add support for RCLK on R-Car H3 ES2.0 commit

  • renesas: r8a7795: Add support for R-Car H3 ES2.0 commit

  • meson-gxbb: Add MALI clocks commit

  • add clk_possible_parents debugfs file commit

  • sunxi-ng: add Allwinner H5 CCU support for H3 CCU driver commit

  • meson-gxbb: Add GXL/GXM GP0 Variant commit

  • mediatek: add clk support for MT6797 commit

  • vc5: Add support for IDT VersaClock 5P49V5935 commit

  • sunxi-ng: add support for PRCM CCUs commit

12.28. Various

  • auxdisplay: Add HD44780 Character LCD support commit

  • auxdisplay: charlcd: Add support for displays with more than two lines commit

  • auxdisplay: charlcd: Add support for 4-bit interfaces commit

  • hwrng: mtk - Add driver for hardware random generator on MT7623 SoC commit

  • EDAC, thunderx: Add Cavium ThunderX EDAC driver commit

  • extcon: intel-cht-wc: Add Intel Cherry Trail Whiskey Cove PMIC extcon driver commit

  • fpga: zynq: Add support for encrypted bitstreams commit

  • fpga: Add support for Lattice iCE40 FPGAs commit

  • FPGA: Add TS-7300 FPGA manager commit

  • fpga pr ip: Core driver support for Altera Partial Reconfiguration IP commit

  • fpga manager: Add Xilinx slave serial SPI driver commit

  • fpga: Add support for Xilinx LogiCORE PR Decoupler commit

  • fpga pr ip: Platform driver for Altera Partial Reconfiguration IP commit

  • irqchip: Add Mediatek mtk-cirq driver commit

  • irqchip: mips-cpu: Introduce IPI IRQ domain support commit

  • mailbox: Add driver for Broadcom FlexRM ring manager commit

  • mailbox: bcm-pdc: Add Northstar Plus support to PDC driver commit

  • mei: implement fsync commit

  • mei: drop amthif internal client commit

  • drivers/misc: Add Aspeed LPC control driver commit

  • cxl: Add psl9 specific code commit

  • cxl: Enable PCI device IDs for future IBM CXL adapters commit

  • misc: Add host side PCI driver for PCI test function device commit

  • nfc: Add support RC-S380P to port100 commit

  • NFC: remove TI nfcwilink driver commit

  • phy: rockchip-usb: Add vbus regulator support commit

  • phy: phy-mt65xx-usb3: add support for new version phy commit

  • phy: qcom-qmp: new qmp phy driver for qcom-chipsets commit

  • phy: qcom-qusb2: New driver for QUSB2 PHY on Qcom chips commit

  • soc: qcom: smd: Remove standalone driver commit

  • soc: ti: Add ti_sci_pm_domains driver commit

  • soc: imx: Add GPCv2 power gating driver commit

  • soc: renesas: rcar-sysc: Add support for R-Car H3 ES2.0 commit

  • soc/tegra: Implement Tegra186 PMC support commit

  • w1: add support for DS2438 Smart Battery Monitor commit

  • firmware: Google VPD sysfs driver commit

  • firmware: google memconsole: Add ARM/ARM64 support commit

  • firmware: google memconsole: Add coreboot support commit

  • Android: goldfish_pipe: An implementation of more parallel pipe commit

  • perf: qcom: Add L3 cache PMU driver commit

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