Linux Kernel 4.17 Now Ready for Mass Deployments as First Point Release Is Out

Even if it’s a small one changing only 23 files, with 131 insertions and 68 deletions, the Linux kernel 4.17.1 point release marks the Linux 4.17 kernel series as ready for mass deployments, which means that OS vendors can now start compiling it for their supported architectures and GNU/Linux operating systems to distribute the new kernel version to their users. Released by Linus Torvalds earlier this month on June 3, the Linux 4.17 kernel series adds various improvements to offer Linux users better hardware support and a faster kernel. It deprecates the Blackfin, CRIS, FR-V, M32R, Metag, MN10300, SCORE, and TILE architectures, but adds support for the Andes NDS32 RISC-like architecture, support for Intel’s Cannon Lake architecture, as well as support for the Nvidia Tegra Xavier processor.