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Linux Kernel 3.12.64 LTS Updates the Networking Stack and Fixes EXT4 Bugs

Oct 04, 2016, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

Linux kernel 3.12.64 LTS is here approximately one month after the release of the previous maintenance update, namely Linux kernel 3.12.63 LTS, and, according to the diff and appended shortlog, it's a big patch that changes a total 135 files, with 924 insertions and 481 deletions. The Linux 3.12 kernel branch is here to stay for one more year, until 2017, because SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLE) 12 Service Pack 1 is using it. A lot of hardware architectures received improvements in the Linux 3.12.64 LTS kernel release, among which we can mention Alpha, ARC, ARM, ARM64, AVR32, Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, Hexagon, IA64, M32R, MetaG, MicroBlaze, MIPS, MN10300, OpenRISC, PA-RISC, PowerPC, s390, SH, SPARC, and x86. Moreover, various issues have been resolved for the EXT4, NFS, and UBIFS filesystems.

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