Linux News Today: Linux Kernel 3.18.35 LTS Released with MIPS, Btrfs & EXT4 Fixes, Updated Drivers
After releasing Linux kernel 4.1.26 LTS, kernel developer Sasha Levin informed the community about the availability of the thirty-fifth maintenance release of the long-term supported Linux 3.18 kernel series.
Linux kernel 3.18.35 LTS is out now with many improvements, updated drivers, and general core kernel bug fixes, providing more stability, compatibility, and reliability to users of various GNU/Linux operating systems powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.18 LTS series, which will receive support until January 2017. Linux kernel 3.18.35 LTS changes a total of 98 files, with 1259 insertions and 535 deletions.
“I’m announcing the release of the 3.18.35 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 3.18.35 LTS
Looking at the diff from the previous maintenance update, we can notice that Linux kernel 3.18.35 LTS addresses several issues for some popular filesystems, including Btrfs, EXT4, CIFS, and XFS, improves support for the MIPS, PowerPC (PPC), x86, SPARC, ARM, and AArch64 (ARM 64-bit) instruction set architectures, and update numerous drivers.
Among the updated drivers, we can notice for things like ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface), Bluetooth, CPUIdle, Crypto, DMA, GPU (Intel i915 and GMA500), IRQ Chip, MCB, MFD, MMC, MTD, networking (Atheros ath5k and ath9k, as well as Realtek wireless drivers), PCI, PINCTRL, SCSI, Thunderbolt, TTY, USB, and Xen.
If you are using a Linux kernel-based operating system powered by kernel packages from the long-term supported Linux 3.18 branch, you are urged to update to version 3.18.35 as soon as possible, or as soon as it lands in the main repos of your distribution. OS vendors and kernel maintainers can download the Linux kernel 3.18.35 LTS sources right now via our website or directly from kernel.org.