Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.14.75 LTS Released with eCryptfs Improvements, Minor Fixes
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.6.6 and Linux kernel 4.4.17 LTS, renowned kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has informed us about the debut of Linux kernel 3.14.75 LTS.
Linux kernel 3.14.75 LTS is the seventy-fifth maintenance update in the long-term supported Linux 3.14 kernel series, which will receive security patches and updated drivers until January 2017. According to the appended shortlog and the diff from the previous maintenance update, Linux kernel 3.14.74 LTS, this new point release is a pretty small one changing a total of 20 files, with 168 insertions and 76 deletions.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.14.75 kernel. All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade,” says 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 are urged to update their systems as soon as possible
If you’re wondering what’s changed in the Linux 3.14.75 LTS kernel update, we can tell you that there are a couple of improvements to the ARC hardware architecture, such as the implementation of the ASL assembler mnemonic, various minor fixes to the eCryptfs, EXT4, and NILFS2 filesystems, a few ALSA sound system fixes, and updated drivers, for things like MMC, PINCTRL, s390, SCSI, Xen, and networking.
On this occasion, we are urging all users running a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.14 LTS series to update their installations to Linux kernel 3.14.75 LTS as soon as possible, or more precisely as soon as the update hits the stable repositories of the respective distribution. Alternatively, you can download the Linux kernel 3.14.75 LTS sources right now via our website or directly from kernel.org and update manually.