Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

Amazon Linux 2 is now obtainable with an up to date Linux kernel (5.10) as an Amazon Machine Picture (AMI). Kernel 5.10 brings numerous options and efficiency enhancements, together with optimizations for Intel Ice Lake processors and AWS Graviton2 processors powering the most recent era Amazon EC2 cases. Reside patching for Kernel 5.10 is supported in Amazon Linux 2 for each x86 and ARM architectures.

The up to date kernel 5.10 contains varied security measures together with WireGuard VPN that helps setup a digital non-public community with low assault floor and permits encryption with much less overhead in comparison with alternate options. The up to date kernel brings a kernel lockdown function to stop unauthorized modification of the kernel picture and numerous BPF enhancements, together with the CO-RE (Compile As soon as – Run All over the place). Clients will profit from improved write efficiency, throughput, and assist for the brand new exFAT system for higher compatibility with storage gadgets. As well as, with the provision of MultiPath TCP (MPTCP), prospects with a number of community interfaces can mix all obtainable community paths to extend throughput and scale back community failures.

We advocate you utilize Amazon Linux 2 with kernel 5.10 when launching new cases to profit from new options and efficiency enhancements. Earlier model of the kernel (4.14) will proceed to be supported till the finish of life date  for Amazon Linux 2 (06/2023).