Rocky Linux 8.4

On June 21, 2021, Rocky Linux 8.4 was released as the first stable version, focusing on RHEL 8.4 compatibility. A community-developed tool aids in migration from Alma, CentOS, RHEL, and Oracle Linux.

  • New module streams with 8.4
  • New conversion tool available (migrate2rocky) 
  • Proactive compaction regularly initiates memory compaction work before a request for allocation is made. Therefore, latency for specific memory allocation requests is lowered.
  • The scap-security-guide packages have been rebased to version 0.1.54, and OpenSCAP has been rebased to version 1.3.4. These updates provide substantial improvements, including improved memory management. 
  • Persistent Pacemaker resources can detect failures asynchronously and inject failure into Pacemaker immediately. It can also speed up response time for services and overhead. 
RHEL Compatibility100% compatibility 
New ModulesPython 3.9, SWIG 4.0, Subversion 1.14, Redis 6, PostgreSQL 13, MariaDB 10.5
Updated Toolsets GCC Toolset 10, LLVM Toolset 11.0.0, Rust Toolset 1.49.0, Go Toolset 1.15.7
Error Detection and Correction kernel modules8th and 9th generation Intel Core Processors 
New Traffic Control ActionsMac_push, push_eth, and pop_eth
Security Updates IPsec VPN supports TCP encapsulation and security labels for IKEv2

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