Linux Kernel 4.4.17 LTS Has Updated Drivers, eCryptfs, x86 and EXT4 Improvements

The Linux 4.4 kernel series is the most advanced long-term supported one, used in popular GNU/Linux operating systems like Ubuntu. Therefore it is imperative to get new maintenance updates that either patch security flaws discovered by various kernel hackers and developers, as well as to update drivers and introduce performance improvements and new features. Two weeks passed since the launch of Linux kernel 4.4.16 LTS, and the new point release promises to change a total of 66 files, with 596 insertions and 256 deletions, according to the appended shortlog and the diff from the previous maintenance version. There are mostly updated drivers in Linux kernel 4.4.17 LTS, with a little bit of arch, filesystems, core networking, core kernel, and mm changes.