Linux Kernel 4.7 Gets Its First Point Release, Brings EXT4 and x86 Improvements

Linux kernel 4.7 was officially announced by Linus Torvalds less than a month ago, on July 24, 2016, and it’s currently the most stable and advanced Linux kernel branch. And today, it just moved from the mainline channel to stable because it received its first point release, version 4.7.1, which, according to the appended shortlog and the diff from Linux kernel 4.7.0, it changes a total of 45 files, with 244 insertions and 115 deletions. If you’re wondering what’s new in the Linux kernel 4.7.1 maintenance update, we can tell you that brings minor enhancements to the ARM, MIPS, and x86 hardware architectures, various fixes to the EXT4 and FUSE filesystems, updated networking, InfiniBand, TTY, and CPUFreq drivers, a couple of crypto and mm fixes, as well as an updated networking stack with IPv6, IPv4, SCTP, and IrDA improvements.