GNU Linux-libre 5.11-gnu (ilovefs)

Alexandre Oliva lxoliva at
Mon Feb 15 04:51:34 UTC 2021

GNU Linux-libre 5.11-gnu cleaning-up scripts, cleaned-up sources, and
cleaning-up logs (including tarball signatures) are now available from
our git-based release archive git://
tags {scripts,sources,logs}/v5.11-gnu.

Tarballs and incremental patches will also be published at

The scripts are unchanged since first published for this cycle, last

This was a quite busy cycle.  New drivers needed cleaning up in a
broader than usual range of types of peripherals: qat_4xxx crypto,
lt9611uxc dsi/hdmi bridge, ccs/smia++ sensor, ath11k_pci, nxp audio
transceiver, and the mhi bus pci controller.  The wimax drivers were
moved in the tree, so the code to clean them up was adjusted.  Other
drivers that needed adjusting to deblobbing were wakeup m3 rproc,
idt82p33 ptp clock, and qualcomm arm64.  New blob versions had to be
handled in amdgpu, btqca, btrtl, btusb, i915 csr.

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  GNU Linux-libre is a Free version of the kernel Linux (see below),
  suitable for use with the GNU Operating System in 100% Free
  GNU/Linux-libre System Distributions.

  It removes non-Free components from Linux, that are disguised as
  source code or distributed in separate files.  It also disables
  run-time requests for non-Free components, shipped separately or as
  part of Linux, and documentation pointing to them, so as to avoid
  (Free-)baiting users into the trap of non-Free Software.

  Linux-libre started within the gNewSense GNU/Linux distribution.
  It was later adopted by Jeff Moe, who coined its name, and in 2008
  it became a project maintained by FSF Latin America.  In 2012, it
  became part of the GNU Project.

  The GNU Linux-libre project takes a minimal-changes approach to
  cleaning up Linux, making no effort to substitute components that
  need to be removed with functionally equivalent Free ones.
  Nevertheless, we encourage and support efforts towards doing so.

  Our mascot is Freedo, a light-blue penguin that has just come out
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  Linux is a clone of the Unix kernel [...]

(snipped from Documentation/admin-guide/README.rst)

Alexandre Oliva, happy hacker
   Free Software Activist         GNU Toolchain Engineer
        Vim, Vi, Voltei pro Emacs -- GNUlius Caesar

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