Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.18.33 LTS Is a Minor Update That Adds Quirks for Radeon GPUs
Looking at the appended shortlog, we can notice that Linux kernel 3.18.33 LTS is a quite small update in the long-term supported Linux 3.18 kernel series, which is still being used in various Linux kernel-based operating systems, and it will receive security patches and updates until January 2017, adding various quirks to some Radeon GPUs, and a few minor improvements.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.18.33 kernel. All users of the 3.18 kernel series must upgrade,” said Sasha Levin. “The updated 3.18.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.18.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 3.18.33 LTS
The AMD Radeon graphics cards that received quirks in Linux kernel 3.18.33 LTS are ASUS Radeon R7-370 STRIX, AMD Radeon R9 270X, and MSI Radeon R7 370 Gaming 4G. Also, the “drm/radeon: disable runtime pm on PX laptops without dGPU power control” change introduced in the previous maintenance release has been reverted, and we can see that the PowerPC (PPC), x86, and s390 architectures received fixes.
Lastly, Linux kernel 3.18.33 LTS adds a missing mutex unlock to the ALSA driver, updates the new 802.11 netlink interface public header, nl80211, to check netlink protocol in socket release notification, and makes sha1-mb to use the correct pointer after it completes jobs. You can download the Linux kernel 3.18.33 LTS sources right now via our website or directly from kernel.org.