Linux Kernel 3.18.38 LTS Ships with Minor MIPS, PowerPC, x86, and eCryptfs Fixes

Linux kernel 3.18.38 LTS is a small update, and according to the diff from the previous point release, version 3.18.37, we can notice that only a total of 17 files have been changed, with 51 insertions and 70 deletions. The Linux 3.18 kernel branch is a long-term supported one, which will receive security fixes and updated drivers for six more months, until January 2017. If you’re wondering what’s new in the Linux 3.18.38 LTS kernel release, we can tell you now that it includes some minor fixes to the MIPS, PowerPC (PPC), and x86 hardware architectures, a couple of improvements for the eCryptfs file system, various ALSA sound system enhancements, as well as updated drivers for s390, SCSI, and Xen devices.