Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.14.72 LTS Arrives as a Small Update with EXT4, MIPS and XFS Fixes
Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.6.2 and Linux kernel 4.4.13 LTS, Greg Kroah-Hartman published details about the the availability of a new maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.14 kernel series.
Linux kernel 3.14.72 LTS is out for select Linux kernel-based operating systems that prefer to use a well-tested and long-term supported kernel, such as Google’s Chrome OS. For example, on the Acer C740 Chromebook series, the latest Chrome OS 51.0 operating system is based on a kernel from the Linux 3.14.0 series.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.14.72 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 kernel 3.14.72 LTS is a small maintenance update that only changes 20 files, with 97 insertions and 55 deletions. According to the appendedn shortlog, the update fixes various minor issues for the EXT4 and XFS filesystems, improves support for MIPS and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures, and fixes stripping of padded MIC tokens for the SunRPC networking protocol.
There are also a few updated drivers, for things CPUIdle, GPU (Intel GMA500), networking (rtlwifi and ath5k wireless drivers), PCI, SCSI, and Xen. If you’re using a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the long-term supported Linux 3.14 series, you are urged to update as soon as possible to the Linux kernel 3.14.72 LTS release, which you can also download from kernel.org or via our website.