Linux Kernel 4.4.37 LTS Is a Minor Patch with AArch64 Changes, Updated Drivers – Softpedia News


December 9, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Linux


Immediately after announcing the release of the Linux 4.8.13 kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman was happy to inform the community about the immediate availability of Linux kernel 4.4.37 LTS.

Linux 4.4 is currently the most advanced Long Term Support (LTS) kernel branch available for a Linux-based operating system, used in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), Alpine Linux 3.4 series, Linux Mint 18 “Sarah,” and the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena.” Linux kernel 4.4.37 LTS is now the latest maintenance update, but it’s a small one that changes only 18 files, with 98 insertions and 34 deletions.

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.4.37 kernel. All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade,” said Greg Kroah-Hartman. “The updated 4.4.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.4.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 recommended to update their systems at their earliest convenience

According to the appended shortlog and the diff since last week’s Linux kernel 4.4.36 LTS release, the Linux kernel 4.4.37 LTS release includes various improvements to the AArch64 (ARM64) hardware architecture, a couple of ARC and x86 changes, updated zram, wireless (mwifiex), PCI-E, PCI, and PWM drivers, and minor mm, core kernel, and sound fixes.

If you’re using a GNU/Linux distribution powered by a kernel from the long-term supported Linux 4.4 series, it is recommended that you update to Linux kernel 4.4.37 LTS at your earliest convenience, or as soon as it lands in the stable repositories of your favorite distro. Meanwhile, OS vendors are invited to download the Linux kernel 4.4.37 LTS source archive from kernel.org or via our web portal.

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