Linux Kernel 5.12 Released

After two months of development, Linus Torvalds has released the latest version of the Linux kernel, saying that “despite the extra week, this was actually a fairly small release overall.”

According to the KernelNewbies page, this release introduces idmapped mounts, which let you “map the user id of a mount to a different one. This makes it possible to share files more easily between multiple users or multiple machines especially in complex scenarios.”

It adds support for other new features and functionality, including: notes that “some 13,015 non-merge changesets had been pulled into the mainline repository for this development cycle” and offers additional insight (subscription required) into the development process.