Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 4.1.9 LTS Is Out with Numerous Networking Improvements, ARM64 Fixes
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.2.2, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed users of the Linux 4.1 LTS kernel branch that the ninth maintenance version is now available for download, urging them to update as soon as possible.
According to the diff from Linux kernel 4.1.8 LTS, which we announced last week, the Linux 4.1.9 LTS kernel is here with numerous networking improvements, especially for the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols, netlink, mac80211, rds, nfc, sunrpc, tipc, and scheduler, some sound enhancements, as well as various updates to the Btrfs, EXT4, CIFS, NFS, HFS, HFS+, eCryptfs, and JBD2.
Moreover, Linux kernel 4.1.9 LTS adds multiple improvements to the ARM, ARM64, MIPS, PowerPC (PPC), s390, M32R, PA-RISC, UniCore-32, and x86 hardware architectures, and updated several drivers, especially for things like crypto, GPU (mostly Radeon), InfiniBand, IOMMU, MD, MMC, ISDN, networking (mostly Ethernet), PINCTRL, NFC, PCI, and RTC.
“I’m announcing the release of the 4.1.9 kernel. All users of the 4.1 kernel series must upgrade,” says Greg Kroah-Hartman. “The updated 4.1.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.1.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 need to update as soon as possible
According to Mr. Kroah-Hartman, all users of the Linux 4.1 LTS kernel series must update the kernel packages in their GNU/Linux operating systems to version 4.1.9 as soon as possible. The Linux kernel 4.1.9 packages already landed in the testing repos of the Arch Linux distribution.
Experienced Linux users and distribution vendors are urged to download Linux kernel 4.1.9 LTS sources right now via Softpedia or directly from the kernel.org website and start compiling by hand, whichever suits them best. More details can be found in the official release announcement.