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Linux Kernel 4.8.4 Released with EXT4 and Btrfs Improvements, Updated Drivers

Oct 24, 2016, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

That's right, Linux kernel 4.8.4 is now the latest stable and most advanced kernel version, which is already available for users of the Solus and Arch Linux operating system, and it's coming soon to other GNU/Linux distributions powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.8 series. And even if only two have passed since the previous update, it looks like Linux kernel 4.8.4 changes a total of 64 files, with 580 insertions and 286 deletions. Looking at the appended shortlog and the diff from the Linux 4.8.3 kernel release, we can notice that Linux kernel 4.8.4 adds multiple improvements for the EXT4 and Btrfs filesystems, along with minor fixes for the Autofs4, FUSE, Debugfs, JBD2, and ReiserFS filesystems, a couple of minor changes to the ARC (Argonaut RISC Core) architecture, as well as a few mm, sound stack, and core kernel enhancements.

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