Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.4.110 LTS Lands with Many Updated Drivers, EXT4 Improvements
Renowned kernel developer Zefan Li has informed us earlier today, October 22, about the immediate availability for download of the one hundred tenth maintenance release of the long-term supported Linux 3.4 kernel branch.
Looking at the diff from Linux kernel 3.4.109 LTS, we can notice a lot of changes in the new maintenance version, starting with networking and architecture improvements, sound enhancements, and finishing with updated drivers. In numbers, Linux kernel 3.4.110 LTS changes 81 files with 525 insertions and 255 deletions.
Taking a closer look at the changes, we can notice that Linux kernel 3.4.110 LTS has x86, ARM, and s390 architecture improvements, as well as lots of updated drivers, especially for things like ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), Bluetooth, Crypto, DMA, GPU (mostly Radeon), InfiniBand, MMC, MTD, networking (mostly Ethernet, but also Wireless), PCMCIA, SCSI, TTY, USB, and Watchdog.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.4.110 kernel. All users of the 3.4 kernel series must upgrade,” said 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.”
Users are urged to update to Linux kernel 3.4.110 LTS as soon as possible
In addition to the architecture improvements and updated drivers, Linux kernel 3.4.110 LTS comes with various sound enhancements, mainly for the wm8737, wm8903, wm8955, and wm8960 drivers, some networking updates for things like Ceph, Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), and Bridge, as well improvements to the EXT4, JBD2, NFS, and FUSE filesystems.
All users of the Linux kernel 3.4 LTS branch are urged to update to the new 3.4.110 maintenance release as soon as possible, either by downloading the Linux kernel 3.4.110 LTS sources right now from Softpedia or directly from the kernel.org website, or by waiting for the maintainers of their GNU/Linux distributions to update the kernel packages.