Today I upgraded my kernel to 4.6 and I have to admit I can really few a small improvement in the performance this time, possibly due to the fact I’m using ext4. Here is the release announcement. Here is the full list of features that landed!
uname -a Linux ubuntumate 4.6.0-040600rc5-generic #201604242031 SMP Mon Apr 25 00:34:15 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
If you don’t believe me here are some benchmarks
And here is how you can get it installed in your system if you also want to try it:
mkdir kernel cd kernel wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.0-040600_4.6.0-040600.201606100558_all.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6-yakkety/linux-headers-4.6.0-040600-generic_4.6.0-040600.201606100558_amd64.deb wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.6-yakkety/linux-image-4.6.0-040600-generic_4.6.0-040600.201606100558_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i *.deb