The Linux kernel 4.8.10 and Linux kernel 4.4.34 LTS point releases come just two days after their previous maintenance updates
, namely Linux kernel 4.8.9 and Linux kernel 4.4.33 LTS, so we can’t imagine how busy OS vendors must be these days updating the kernels for their supported architectures. We decided to write a single story about both of these new kernel patches because they include pretty much the same changes. While Linux kernel 4.8.10 changes a total of 61 files, with 1624 insertions and 801 deletions, Linux kernel 4.4.34 LTS changes 57 files, with 1499 insertions and 803 deletions, according to their appended shortlogs. The biggest part of the new patches are improvements to the SPARC64 hardware architecture, but there’s also an updated networking stack with many IPv4 changes and a few IPv6, DCCP, and SCTP fixes.