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Linux Kernel 4.4.30 LTS Fixes a Bug in 4.4.29 and Older Kernels, Update Now

Linux kernel 4.4.29 LTS was a fairly normal maintenance update that brought changes to a total of 82 files, with 657 insertions and 358 deletions, according to the appended shortlog and the diff from Linux kernel 4.4.28 LTS announced a week ago. However, later that day Greg Kroah-Hartman bumped the version to 4.4.30, removing two patches that shouldn’t have been applied in the first place. Just in case you’re wondering, the two patches reverted in Linux kernel 4.4.30 LTS are “x86/mm: Expand the exception table logic to allow new handling options” and “fix minor infoleak in get_user_ex()” which appears to have affected the x86 architecture. However, Linux kernel 4.4.30 LTS contains all the changes implemented in the Linux kernel 4.4.29 LTS release.