Kernel 5.16

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Diego Garcia

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Jan 15, 2022, 8:10:16 AMJan 15
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Kernel-5.16 is out.

Easy build, as usual. Total build time: 2:15 (2 minutes, 15 seconds)

Using "make oldconfig" there is a new build option that I don't fully understand:

Enforce strict size checking for sigaltstack

This relates to the FPU and register saves during signal entry. The default setting
is "NO" but on AVX-512 machines (e.g. Xeon) could it be better to enable this option?

It also seems that if enabled then other programs (glibc and others) would have
to be rebuilt:

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200929205746.676...@intel.com/T/

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