Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.10.95 LTS Updates USB Drivers, Improves the Networking Stack
Renowned kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the release of the ninty-fifth maintenance build for the long-term supported Linux 3.10 kernel series, urging all users to update as soon as possible.
The announcement for Linux kernel 3.10.95 LTS comes right after Mr. Greg Kroah-Hartman informed us about the general availability of the Linux kernel 4.3.4, Linux kernel 4.1.16 LTS, and Linux kernel 3.14.59 LTS versions, and just by looking at the appended shortlog we can notice that it’s a small update with only 46 files changed consisting of 336 insertions and 92 deletions.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.10.95 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.”
What’s new in Linux kernel 3.10.95 LTS
According to the diff from Linux 3.10.94 LTS, the new release updates multiple USB and networking (mostly Ethernet, but also PPP and PHY) drivers, addresses an issue with a FireWire driver, improves support for the Btrfs, EXT4, NFS, and JBD2 filesystems, and fixes a few security issue that have been discovered since the previous maintenance build.
As usual, if you’re running a GNU/Linux distribution powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.10 LTS series, you are urged to update to the most recent release as soon as possible either by downloading Linux kernel 3.10.95 LTS right now from the kernel.org website or via Softpedia and start compiling it by hand, or wait for your OS vendors to push the new version into the default software repositories of the respective distro.