Earlier this week, Linux Kernel 4.2 was released. The new kernel improves cryptographic features with new random number generator and support for new standards.
Earlier this week, after eight release candidates, Linux Kernel 4.2 is available. According to the Linux founder Linus Torvalds, only a few fixes were needed in the last week’s release. This hints at the fact that this delay and comparatively longer release cycle was largely the result of Linus Torvalds’ cautionary steps.
. Chacha20, RFC7539 and Poly 1305 support
. Jitter RNG
. Default crypto random number generator API is now DRBG
. 842 compression
. New driver for GENEVE protocol
. Introduction of queue-based spinlocks
. New Linux security module stacking