Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.10.90 LTS Is Out with IPv6, ARM64, and PowerPC Improvements
After announcing the release of the Linux kernel 3.14.54 LTS on the first day of October, developer Greg Kroah-Hartman comes now with news about the ninetieth maintenance version of the long-term supported Linux 3.10 kernel branch.
According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.10.90 LTS is here to add multiple improvements to the ARM64, PowerPC (PPC), x86, and PA-RISC introduction set architectures, as well as various enhancements to the HFS, HFS+, and NFS filesystems.
Additionally, Linux kernel 3.10.90 LTS greatly enhances the networking support, in particular for the IPv6 and IPv4 network protocols, but also for things like NetLink, mac80211, Radio Data System (RDS), Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), and Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC).
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.10.90 kernel. All users of the 3.10 kernel series must upgrade,” Greg Kroah-Hartman has said. “The updated 3.10.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.10.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.”
Several drivers have been updated
As usual, there are multiple driver updates available with any new maintenance release of the Linux kernel. Version 3.10.90 is no exception and it updates GPU (mostly Radeon), iiO, InfiniBand, Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN), MD (Multiple Devices), MultiMediaCard (MMC), virtual host (vhost), Xen, and networking (mostly Ethernet) drivers.
Greg Kroah-Hartman urges all users of the Linux 3.10 LTS kernel series to upgrade to the 3.10.90 LTS release as soon as possible, or more precisely as soon as the maintenance release is live in the default software repositories of their Linux kernel-based operating system.
If you are an advanced Linux user or a distribution vendor, we recommend that you download the Linux kernel 3.10.90 LTS sources right now from the kernel.org website or via Softpedia, whichever suits you best, and start compiling by hand.