Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 4.1.29 LTS Is a Small Update with ALSA Fixes, eCryptfs Improvements
Linux kernel developer and maintainer of the Linux 4.1 and 3.18 long-term supported kernel series, Alexander Levin, announced the general availability of the Linux 4.1.29 LTS kernel update.
Looking at the appended shortlog, we can help but notice that Linux kernel 4.1.29 LTS is a small release in the Linux 4.1 LTS series, changing a total of 20 files, with 57 insertions and 77 deletions. Among the fixes, we can mention several improvements to the ALSA sound system, a few fixes to the MIPS, PowerPC, and x86 hardware architectures, as well as some enhancements to the eCryptfs file system.
“I’m announcing the release of the 4.1.29 kernel. All users of the 4.1 kernel series must upgrade,” says Alexander Levin. “The updated 4.1.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.1.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.”
Users of the Linux 4.1 LTS kernel series are urged to update
Besides the changes mentioned above, there are also various updated drivers in the Linux kernel 4.1.29 LTS release, this time for general-purpose input/output (GPIO), SCSI, Xen, and s390 devices. Those of you interested in knowing what exactly has been changed in this maintenance update of the Linux 4.1 LTS kernel series, should check out the diff from the Linux kernel 4.1.28 LTS version.
In the meantime, you are urged to update to Linux kernel 4.1.29 LTS if you’re using a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.1 LTS branch. OS vendors are also invited to download the Linux kernel 4.1.29 LTS sources right now via our website or directly from kernel.org and update the kernel packages of the their distributions.