Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.14.64 LTS Updates Multiple Drivers, Improves JFFS2 Support
The sixty-fourth point release of the long-term supported Linux 3.14 kernel series is a small one, and according to the diff from the previous maintenance build, it mainly updates drivers for things like SCSI, USB, Virtual Host, InfiniBand, iSCSI, EDAC, ATA, IOMMU, and MTD.
But Linux kernel 3.14.64 LTS also comes with a few improvements to the x86 and MIPS hardware architectures, as well as several fixes for the JFFS2 and CIFS filesystems. Other than that, it contains multiple sound enhancements and core kernel updates.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.14.64 kernel. All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman. “The updated 3.14.y git tree 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.”
Linux 3.14 users need to update as soon as possible
In numbers, Linux kernel 3.14.64 LTS changes a total of 55 files, with 878 insertions and 356 deletions, and Greg Kroah-Hartman urges, as usual, all users of Linux kernel-based operating systems running a kernel from the Linux 3.14 LTS (Long Term Support) series to upgrade to the 3.14.64 maintenance release as soon as possible.
Operating system vendors and maintainers can now download the Linux kernel 3.14.64 LTS sources from the kernel.org website or via Softpedia, configure, tweak, and compile the new version for their systems, and push the updated kernel packages to the main software repositories of the respective distributions for users to update immediately.