Linux Kernel 5.6 Now Supports USB 4.0 Version! Quick Brief!

Kernel 5.6 supports USB, Thunderbolt & PHY patches!

Kernel 5.6 Comes with USB 4.0
Kernel 5.6 Comes with USB 4.0


inux Kernel 5.6: Greg KH Says the upcoming Linux Kernel 5.6 now supports USB 4.0 Version. USB 4.0 is the latest version has many new device supports, features and imporved security! The exact words from Greg KH are,

USB/Thunderbolt/PHY driver updates for 5.6-rc1

Here is the big USB and Thunderbolt and PHY driver updates for 5.6-rc1.

Kernel 5.6 Supports USB 4.0 & ThunderBolt Driver Support:

Greg KH says, new Linux Kernel comes with Thunderbolt driver support, USB 4.0 driver support and PHY patches.

Other Added Features Coming with Kernel 5.6:

  • USB 4 initial support added
  • Thunderbolt support added
  • M-USB driver support added
  • USB Gadget driver support added
  • PHY driver updates & support
  • USB PHY driver updates & support
  • Major USB Serial bugs fixed
  • USB Type-C drivers support
  • USB-IP bugs fixed
  • Minor USB driver supports and updated.

You can find more information on Greg KH mail.

Follow up the Git details here: Kernel 5.6 Git

USB Version Details:

SpecificationThroughputTechnical NameMarketing Name
USB 4.040 GBPSUSB 4.0Still Not Announced
USB 3.220 GBPSUSB 3.2 Gen 2*2SuperSpeed USB 20 GBPS
USB 3.110 GBPSUSB 3.2 Gen 2SuperSpeed USB 10 GBPS
USB 3.05 GBPSUSB 3.2 Gen 1SuperSpeed USB


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