Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.14.69 LTS Is a Small Patch with Minor PowerPC, x86 Improvements
Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.5.4, Linux kernel 4.4.10 LTS, Linux kernel 3.18.33 LTS, and Linux kernel 4.1.24 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the release of Linux kernel 3.14.69 LTS.
According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.14.69 LTS appears to be a small update in the long-term supported series, changing a total of 26 files, with 199 insertions and 205 deletions. Among the changes, we can notice minor improvements to the PowerPC (PPC), x86, and ARM hardware architectures, as well as various updated drivers for things like ACPI, iiO, CLK, SCSI, and USB.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.14.69 kernel. All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman. “The updated 3.14.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.14.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 of Linux kernel 3.14 LTS branch are urged to update as soon as possible
In addition to the changes mentioned above, Linux kernel 3.14.69 LTS updates the networking stack with various small fixes to the B.A.T.M.A.N. Advanced (often referenced as batman-adv) implementation of the B.A.T.M.A.N. routing protocol, and netfilter change. Other than that, there’s a small procfs fix added and various core kernel improvements.
If you’re using a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.14 LTS (Long Term Support) series, you are urged to update to today’s Linux kernel 3.14.69 LTS release as soon as possible, or as soon as it lands in the main software repositories of your distributions. OS vendors and maintainers can download the Linux kernel 3.4.69 LTS sources via our website or from kernel.org.