Linux kernel 4.10.5 is not a major update, but it’s not a small one either. According to the appended shortlog, a total of 69 files were changed in this release, with 587 insertions and 268 deletions. Most of these changes are various networking improvements, both for the driver stack and core networking. There’s also better support for Intel chipsets and a few hardware architectures were improved as well. Looking at the things that received attention in Linux kernel 4.10.5, we can notice an updated networking stack with various improvements to Bridge, DCCP (Datagram Congestion Control Protocol), IPv4, IPv6, L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol), MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching), Open vSwitch, packet scheduler, SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol), and STRParser.