On June 13, Linux kernel developer Willy Tarreau announced the immediate availability for download of the one-hundred-second maintenance release for the Linux 3.10 LTS series.
As you might know already, Linux kernel 3.10 is a long-term supported branch, which will receive security patches and improvements for a few more months. We currently don’t have an exact date when support for Linux 3.10 LTS will end, as it was supposed to get its last point release sometime at the end of 2015, but for some reason it is still being kept alive.
And looking at the appended shortlog, we can’t help but notice that Linux kernel 3.10.102 LTS is a pretty big maintenance update that changes a total of 153 files, with 1194 insertions and 608 deletions. The diff from the previous point release, version 3.10.101, which was a small update announced back in March 2016, will show you everything that was fixed or improved.
“Linux 3.10.102 was just released,” said Willy Tarreau. “The updated 3.10.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.10.y and http://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.10.y. The tree can be browsed on the git web interface: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/log/?h=linux-3.10.y.”
Users are urged to update as soon as possible
Linux kernel 3.10.102 LTS comes with many enhancements to the x86, Xtensa, ARM, PowerPC (PPC), and PA-RISC instruction set architectures, lots of updated drivers (GPU, EDAC, CLK, Bluetooth, I2C, HV, MD, V4L2, HID, MFD, MTD, networking, PCI, PNP, SCSI, RTC, TTY, USB, and watchdog), improvements to the EXT4, CIFS, ISOFS, JBD2, OCFS2, and procfs filesystems, as well as sound and networking stack updates.
As expected, we are uring all users who use a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.10 LTS series to update as soon as possible to the 3.10.102 version. OS vendors and kernel maintainers can download the Linux kernel 3.10.102 LTS sources right now via our website or directly from kernel.org and push the new release to the main software repositories of their distributions.