Release Notes for Windows Subsystem for Linux kernel

We've added support for WSL 2 distributions, which use a full Linux kernel. This Linux kernel is open source, with its source code available at the WSL2-Linux-Kernel repository. This Linux kernel is delivered to your machine via Microsoft Update, and follows a separate release schedule to the Windows Subsystem for Linux which is delivered as part of the Windows image.


Release Date: Prerelease 2021/02/22

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Release Date: 2021/01/21

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  • Fix config for 5.4.72


Release Date: Prerelease - 2020/10/22

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  • Stable release of 5.4.51


Release Date: 2020/09/15

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  • This is a stable release of 4.19.128
  • Fix dxgkrnl driver IOCTL memory corruption


Release Date: Prerelease

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  • Drivers: hv: vmbus: hook up dxgkrnl
  • Added support for GPU Compute


Release Date: 2020/06/09

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  • Update WSL config for 4.19.104


Release Date: 2019/12/11

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  • This is the 4.19.84 stable release