Linux Kernel 3.18 Gets One More Update, Version 3.18.49 Adds Many Improvements

In early February this year, we announced that the Linux 3.18 kernel series reached end of life, but Linux kernel 3.18.49 is here now to add a bunch of improvements for the s390, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC (PPC), x86, and Xtensa architectures, as well as to the XFS and FAT filesystems, and update numerous drivers (USB mostly, but also Bluetooth, GPU, HID, InfiniBand, IOMMU, MD, MTD, PWM, TTY, and SCSI). The sound and networking stacks were updated as well, with Controller Area Network (CAN), Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP), IPv4, IPv6, Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP), Logical Link Control (LLC), mac80211, Netlink, Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), XFRM, and packet scheduler changes. According to the appended shortlog, a total of 166 files were changed, with 3337 insertions and 3968 deletions.