Linux Kernel 4.8.7 Updates Intel and Radeon Drivers, Improves Wireless Support
Nov 11, 2016, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)
Looking at the appended shortlog and the diff from the previous point release, it looks like Linux kernel 4.8.7 is a quite big update that changes a total of 122 files, with 1096 insertions and 541 deletions. Most of the patch includes updated drivers for Intel i915 and Radeon GPUs, but also for wireless (Atheros ath10k and ath9k, as well as Realtek rtl8xxxu), PWM, I2C, MD, SCSI, SPI, virtio, USB, DAX, FireWire, TTY, and Android. Other than that, there are a few improvements to the Btrfs, NFS, OverlayFS, UBIFS, and XFS filesystems, a couple of networking stack changes to the mac80211 wireless framework and Netfilter framework for networking-related operations, and updates to the support for ARM, ARM64 (AArch64), h8300, MIPS, PA-RISC, PowerPC (PPC), s390, and x86 hardware architectures. Users are urged to update at their earliest convenience.