Amazon Linux 2 Extras now provides AWS-optimized versions of new Linux Kernels

AWS is expanding the Extras catalog in Amazon Linux 2 to include AWS-optimized variants of new Linux Kernel releases. Starting today, an AWS-optimized Linux Kernel 4.19 is now available in Amazon Linux 2 in the Extras channel. The new kernel includes enhancements such as improved performance on A1 instances and higher bandwidth with lower latency on smaller instance types. The Linux Kernel 4.14 continues to be available as the pre-installed and default kernel in Amazon Linux 2 and receives long-term support.