Following the release of Linux 5.1.21, the series reaches the end of its life cycle. Time to upgrade to Linux 5.2

Linux 5.1.21 EOL

I think I would not be wrong if I said that the vast majority of users stick to the kernel offered by our distribution. In many cases it is not necessary to update manually, but it is worth it if we are experiencing an annoying failure, especially if it is hardware. Users who update the kernel manually have to know that already Linux 5.1.21 has been released, the latest version of the series that coincides with the end of its life cycle.

So what ad last day 28 Greg Kroah-Hartman, who has been in charge of the maintenance of series 5.1 of the Linux kernel. In his short statement, Kroah-Hartman says that there will be no more releases of this version and that all users who are on v5.1 should update, but it is better to do it now to kernel v5.2.x. The new versions, both v5.1.21 and v5.2.x are available at The Linux Kernel Archive, where we can see that the most updated version is Linux 5.2.5.

Linux 5.1.21 marks the end of the series' life cycle

Linux 5.1 was released back in early May and did so with enhancements such as the ability to use persistent memory as RAM, ability to boot into a device-mapper device without using initramfs, or native support for the LivePatch, a feature that was promised for Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo but was ultimately left in the draft.

It is more than likely that those of you who have manually updated the kernel of your distribution know perfectly how to do it, but it is worth mentioning the tool again Greatness, a program with a user interface or GUI that will allow us to update, go back or eliminate old versions of the kernel in the simplest way. Whichever method is chosen, Kroah-Hartman has already advised: «This is the LATEST 5.1 kernel and to be released. They should all move to kernel 5.2. And right now«.


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