Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.14.52 LTS Is a Small Release with ARM64 Fixes and Updated Drivers
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.1.7 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman, a renowned Linux kernel developer that currently maintains several LTS (Long-Term Support) branches of the Linux kernel, a core component of any GNU/Linux operating system, announced the release of Linux kernel 3.14.52 LTS.
Linux kernel 3.14.52 LTS is the fifty-second maintenance version of the Linux 3.14 LTS kernel series and, according to the appended shortlog, is a very small release that only fixes two issues with the ARM64 (AArch64) hardware architecture, updates various drivers, especially for things like Crypto, EDAC, GPU, MD, and SCSI, and adds several other under-the-hood improvements.
Highlights include the addition of a new OLAND PCI ID for the Radeon driver, a fix for a host crash that occurred when injecting a fault into a 32-bit guest for ARM64 architectures, removal of the hack in the mmap randomize layout for ARM64 architectures, usage of Kbuild files for localmodconfig, and proper access to mci->csrows array elements in the EDAC driver.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.14.52 kernel. All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade,” says Greg Kroah-Hartman. “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.”
All users of the Linux 3.14 LTS kernel series must update
As expected, we’re urging all users of GNU/Linux operating systems powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.14 LTS series to upgrade to the Linux kernel 3.14.52 LTS release as soon as possible, or more precisely as soon as the new version arrives in the official software repositories of the respective distribution.
If you know how to compile your own kernel, or if you’re a GNU/Linux OS maintainer, we suggest downloading the Linux kernel 3.14.52 LTS sources right now via Softpedia or directly from the kernel.org website and starting compiling. More details about what exactly was changed in this release, can be found in the official announcement.