Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.2, renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the immediate availability of Linux kernel 3.14.77 LTS.
As you might know already, the Linux 3.14 kernel series is a long-term supported one, and it will receive security patches, updated drivers, and other improvements until January 2017. The seventy-seventh maintenance update comes only four days from the release of Linux kernel 3.14.76 LTS and, according to the appended shortlog and the diff from the previous point release, it changes a total of 45 files, with 337 insertions and 158 deletions.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.14.77 kernel. All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade,” says Greg Kroah-Hartman in the release announcement. “The updated 3.14.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.14.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary.”
Updated drivers, CIFS improvements, and core networking fixes
If you’re wondering what’s new in Linux kernel 3.14.77 LTS, we can tell you that it includes various updated drivers, in particular for Radeon and Intel i915 GPUs, general-purpose input/output (GPIO), InfiniBand, MD, MTD, PCI, USB, and Virtio devices, small improvements to the CIFS and NFS filesystems, minor MIPS and ARM enhancements, as well as core networking updates, with IPv4, IPv6, and Netlabel changes.
If you’re using a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.14 LTS series, we recommend that you update as soon as possible to Linux kernel 3.14.77 LTS. To do that, simply run the default package manager of your distribution and apply all available updates. Alternatively, power users and OS vendors can now download the Linux kernel 3.14.77 LTS sources via our website or directly from kernel.org.