Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.10.91 LTS Brings Mostly Updated Drives, Some ARM and PPC Fixes
After announcing the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 4.2.4, Linux kernel 4.1.11 LTS, and Linux kernel 3.14.55 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman has had the great pleasure of releasing a new maintenance version of Linux kernel 3.10 LTS.
According to the appended changelog, Linux kernel 3.10.91 LTS is a pretty normal release that does not impress with anything. It has a few of everything, starting with a couple of fixes for ARM, ARM64, m68k, and MIPS hardware architectures, some more improvements to the PowerPC (PPC) and x86 platforms, and continuing with perf, mm, sound, and networking (mostly Netfilter) fixes.
Furthermore, several drivers have been updated in the ninety-oneth maintenance release of the Linux 3.10 kernel series, which is a long-term supported branch that will receive updates for a few more months. Linux kernel 3.10.91 LTS updates drives for things like InfiniBand, MD, MTD, GPU (DRM), Macintosh, networking, SPI, SCSI, and USB.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.10.91 kernel. All users of the 3.10 kernel series must upgrade,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman. “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.”
There are also filesystems improvements
In addition to the changes mentioned above, Linux kernel 3.10.91 LTS adds several improvements to the Btrfs, CIFS, and UDF filesystems. We’re urging all users of GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.10 LTS branch to update to the Linux kernel 3.10.91 LTS maintenance release as soon as possible.
OS vendors and advanced users who know how to compile a kernel by hand are also urged to download the Linux kernel 3.10.91 LTS sources right now from Softpedia or the kernel.org website, but the rest of the world should wait for the new kernel release to land in the default software repositories of their distributions.