Linux Kernel 3.18.51 Released with MIPS, ARM, and CIFS Changes, Updated Drivers

That’s right, we’re talking about Linux kernel 3.18.51, which comes about eight days after the Linux 3.18.50 patch released last week. According to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 3.18.51 is here to change a total of 62 files, with 408 insertions and 286 deletions, and users are once again encouraged to update their systems running a kernel from the Linux 3.18 series at their earliest convenience. Looking at the things that received attention in this new maintenance update of the Linux 3.18 kernel series, we can notice some minor improvements to the ARM, ARM64 (AArch64), MIPS, PowerPC (PPC), s390, and x86 hardware architectures, as well as to the CIFS, NFS, and Btrfs filesystems. There are also various core kernel, mm, and security fixes included in the new patch.