Linux Kernel 3.10.103 LTS Has Lots of MIPS Improvements, Updated Radeon Drivers – Softpedia News

August 29, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Uncategorized

Today, August 28, 2016, Linux kernel developer Willy Tarreau has announced the release of the one hundred and third maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 3.10 kernel series.

For some reason, the Linux 3.10 kernel branch is still getting updates, and this new version promises to add quite some improvements and updated drivers. According to the appended shortlog and the diff from the Linux kernel 3.10.102 LTS build, a total of 161 files have been changed, with 1,800 insertions and 1,293 deletions.

“The updated 3.10.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-3.10.y linux-3.10.y,” says Willy Tarreau. “The tree can be browsed on the git web interface:”

Here’s what’s new in Linux kernel 3.10.103 LTS

For those of you who are wondering what’s new in the Linux kernel 3.10.103 LTS, we would like to tell you that this update brings many improvements to the MIPS, PowerPC (PPC), x86, ARM, ARC, and s390 hardware architectures, as well as various enhancements and fixes to the EXT4, CIFS, NFS, NILFS2, UBIFS, XFS, FUSE, and eCryptfs filesystems.

There are also lots of updated drivers, in particular for Radeon, InfiniBand, SCSI, USB, Virtio, Xen, MTD, MMC, MD, iiO, HID, GPIO, ATA, Crypto, and networking (mostly Ethernet and Wireless) devices, as well as an updated networking stack with IPv6, IPv4, Netfilter, Netlabel, Ceph, Bluetooth, IrDA, mac80211, SCTP, SunRPC, and RFKill fixes. The sound stack has been updated as well with some new audio drivers.

If you’re using a GNU/Linux operating system powered by a kernel from the Linux 3.10 kernel series, we recommend that you update it as soon as possible to version 3.10.103. Check your OS’ repositories for the updated build in the coming days and apply it immediately. In the meantime, OS vendors and power users can download the Linux kernel 3.10.103 LTS sources right now via our website or from and compile it.