Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.10.93 LTS Is a Small Release with Several Updated Drivers
Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.1.13 LTS, Linux kernel 4.2.6, and Linux kernel 3.14.57 LTS, famous kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us all about the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.10.93 LTS.
According to the appended diff from Linux kernel 3.10.92 LTS, the new maintenance release of the Linux 3.10 LTS (Long-Term Support) series has been released to update mostly drivers, especially for things like block, Nouveau, InfiniBand, IOMMU, MD-RAID, Wireless (ath9k), SCSI, and USB. All in all, it is a small release that changes 26 files, with 121 insertions and 77 deletions.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.10.93 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.”
All users of the Linux 3.10 LTS kernel series are urged to update
In addition to the updated drivers, Linux kernel 3.10.93 LTS adds minor improvements to the x86, ARM64, and PPC (PowerPC) hardware architectures. Some mm changes are also present, along with a few other performance enhancements and bugfixes. All users of the Linux 3.10 LTS kernel series are urged to update to the Linux kernel 3.10.93 LTS maintenance release as soon as possible.
Skilled users and Linus OS vendors who know how to compile a kernel by hand are urged to download the Linux kernel 3.10.93 LTS sources right now via Softpedia or directly from the kernel.org website. The rest of the world should check for an update in the default software repositories of their GNU/Linux operating systems sometime in the coming days, when Linux kernel 3.10.93 LTS will become available.