Linux 4.9 gets improved support for ARM, x86 and PowerPC hardware


Linux 4.9.10

The open source community has received the tenth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux kernel 4.9 series. The new version brings updated drivers and several improvements to ARM, x86 and PowerPC architectures.

As announced by key developers and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux kernel 4.9.10 has a total of 72 files, 290 deletions and 463 insertions. Major changes that comes through the update include updated drivers and changes to individual elements such as NVDIMM, SCSI, networking, Intel i915, crypto, ACPI, HV, InfiniBand, MD and CPUFreq.

The single point release additionally brings important changes to sound stacks and networking (mac80211 and wireless). Also, there are few changes to perf, mm and core kernel work.

In addition to the major tweaks, the official changelog talks about the fix for Btrfs file system to address btrfs_compat_ioctl failures on non-compatible ioctls.

Kroah-Hartman is recommending all the users of Linux 4.9 series to upgrade to the latest version. You can find the updated git tree on the site.


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