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Linux Kernel 3.16.37 LTS Is a Massive Update with Tons of Networking Changes

Linux kernel 3.16.37 LTS is here five more than two months after the release of the previous update, and it looks like it’s a big one. According to the diff from Linux kernel 3.16.36 LTS and the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.16.37 LTS changes a total of 294 files, with 3382 insertions and 2290 deletions. Most of the changes are core networking updates, but there are also lots of updated drivers, arch improvements, and more. The biggest changes in Linux kernel 3.16.37 LTS are huge improvements to the networking stacks, especially for the packet scheduler, but also for the mac80211 wireless framework, B.A.T.M.A.N. Advanced, both the IPv6 and IPv4 protocols, Netfilter, Bridge, SunRPC, and TIPC (Transparent Inter-process Communication). And it also looks like various Ethernet, PHY, TUN, and Wireless drivers got updated too, for Broadcom, Mellanox, IBM, or Intel.