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Linux Kernel 4.8.2 Is Out with x86 and ARM Improvements, Updated Drivers

That’s right, Linux kernel 4.8.2 is here, and it arrives a little over a week from the first maintenance update. According to the appended shortlog and the diff from Linux kernel 4.8.1, the new version changes a total of 52 files, with 487 insertions and 213 deletions. Overall, the Linux 4.8.2 kernel looks pretty small in changes with the exception of some ARM and x86 improvements, and the updated drivers. Linux kernel 4.8.2 ships today with improvements for the ARM, ARM64 (AArch64), PowerPC (PPC), MIPS, and x86 hardware architectures, a couple of KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) fixes, an updated sound stack, and updates to Bluetooth, CPUIdle, MFD, PCI, PHY, POWERCAP, and USB drivers. We recommend checking out the appended shortlog (link above) for more details.