Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.4.109 LTS Has Lots of ARM, x86, PPC, and Btrfs Improvements, More
After reporting the other day news about new Linux kernel maintenance releases, including Linux kernel 4.2.1, Linux kernel 4.1.8 LTS, and Linux kernel 3.10.89 LTS, today we’re informing you about the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.4.109 LTS.
Zefan Li, the maintainer of the long-term supported Linux 3.4 kernel series, has had the great pleasure of dropping the news about the one-hundred-and-ninth maintenance release of the branch, urging all users to upgrade to the new version as soon as possible. The diff from Linux kernel 3.4.108 LTS has been attached to Mr. Li’s mailing list announcement.
Looking at the appended shortlog, we can notice that Linux kernel 3.4.109 LTS brings with it lots of improvements to the ARM, PowerPC (PPC), C6X, MIPS, s390, and x86 hardware architectures, fixes issues reported by users in the Btrfs, EXT4, NFS, NILFS2, OCFS2, OMFS, and UDF filesystems, adds dozens of sound enhancements, as well as networking improvements, mostly for IPv4 and IPv6.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.4.109 kernel. All users of the 3.4 kernel series must upgrade,” says Zefan Li. “The updated 3.4.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.4.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.”
Numerous drives have been updated
In addition to the changes mentioned above, Linux kernel 3.4.109 LTS updates numerous drivers, especially for things like USB, SCSI, Xen, TTY, network (both Ethernet and wireless), MTD, MMC, Memory Stick, MD, InfiniBand, HV, Bluetooth, ATA, and GPU (mostly for Radeon, but also for Intel i915).
If you’re running a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.4 LTS branch, we recommend that you update to version 3.4.109 as soon as possible, or more precisely as soon as the new version becomes live in the default software repositories of your distribution. Linux kernel 3.4.109 LTS is available for download via Softpedia or from the kernel.org website.