Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.14.76 LTS Updates InfiniBand Drivers, Improves EXT4 Support
After announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.1, Linux kernel 4.4.18 LTS, and Linux kernel 4.6.7, which marks the end of the Linux 4.6 series, Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernel 3.14.76 LTS.
As you might have guessed, the Linux 3.14 kernel branch is a long-term supported one, also known as LTS, which means that it receives updates and security fixes for a couple of years, compared with normal kernel releases. In this case, Linux 3.14 LTS will get support until January 2017, and the latest maintenance update, version 3.14.76, is here to change a total of 37 files changed, with 348 insertions and 197 deletions.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.14.76 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.”
Here’s what’s new in Linux kernel 3.14.76 LTS
According to the appended shortlog and the diff from the previous maintenance release, Linux kernel 3.14.75 LTS, the new update adds minor improvements to the MIPS, x86, and ARM hardware architectures, enhances the core networking support by adding IPv4, IrDA, and Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) fixes, updates the InfiniBand, SCSI, and USB drivers, and improves the support for EXT4 and FUSE filesystems.
As usual, if you’re using a kernel from the Linux 3.14 LTS series on your GNU/Linux operating system, we recommend that you update to version 3.14.76 as soon as possible, or more precisely as soon as the new build lands in the main software repositories of your distribution. We’re also urging OS vendors to download the Linux kernel 3.14.76 LTS sources right now from kernel.org or via our website.