Linux Kernel 4.4.36 LTS Introduces Minor PA-RISC Changes, Wireless Improvements

The Linux 4.4 LTS branch is currently used in various long-term supported operating systems, including Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) and Linux Mint 18 “Sarah,” as well as the upcoming Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” release, and in rock-solid and widely-used server-oriented GNU/Linux distributions like Alpine Linux. Linux kernel 4.4.36 LTS is here to change a total of 32 files, with 236 insertions and only 94 deletions. Looking at the appended shortlog and the diff since last week’s Linux kernel 4.4.35 LTS maintenance update, we can notice that the Linux 4.4.36 LTS kernel brings small improvements to the PA-RISC, x86, and Tile hardware architectures, a fix for the NFS file system to hide the array-bounds warning, an updated networking stack with minor improvements to wireless support, and an AppArmor-related change.