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Linux Kernel 4.10.2 Brings Wi-Fi Improvements, Updated F2FS and EXT4 Filesytems

Mar 14, 2017, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Coming exactly two weeks after the release of the Linux kernel 4.10.1 maintenance update, Linux kernel 4.10.2 is a major update that changes a total of 174 files, with 1929 insertion and 1010 deletions. Most of these changes are updates to various drivers, but we can also notice various architecture and filesystem improvements, as well as updated networking and sound stacks. Among the things improved in the Linux 4.10.2 kernel, we can mention the support for the ARM64 (AArch64), ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, and x86 hardware architectures, as well as the EXT4, Samsung's F2FS, NFS, CIFS, Ceph, GFS2, and JBD2 filesystems. The networking stack received some small SunRPC and Ceph changes, and a bunch of PCI improvements were implemented in the sound stack, especially for the ctxfi and hda drivers.

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