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Linux Kernel 3.12.70 Is a Big Patch with Over 220 Improvements, Security Fixes

Coming approximately one a half months after the release of Linux kernel 3.12.69 LTS, the Linux 3.12.70 LTS kernel is a big patch that brings numerous improvements across several of the supported drivers, filesystems, and architectures. According to the appended shortlog, it changes a total of 222 files, with 1973 insertions and 783 deletions, so updating is recommended for all users. Taking a closer look at the changes included in the Linux 3.12.70 LTS kernel, we can notice numerous AppArmor enhancements for better security, updated networking and sound stacks, numerous improvements to the Btrfs, CIFS, OCFS2, 9p, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, F2FS, FUSE, HFS+, GFS2, JFFS2, NFS, ReiserFS, UBIFS, and XFS filesystems, as well as lots of changes to the ARM, ARM64 (AArch64), x86, m68k, CRIS, and PowerPC (PPC) architectures.