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Linux Kernel 4.4.38 LTS Adds IPv6, IPv4 and L2TP Fixes, Updated Ethernet Drivers

Just like Linux kernel 4.8.14, the Linux 4.4.38 LTS kernel release hit the streets only two days after the previous maintenance version, in this case Linux kernel 4.4.37 LTS, and it looks like it’s yet another small patch that changes a total of 35 files, with 242 insertions and 80 deletions, according to the appended shortlog and the diff since Linux 4.4.37. New in Linux kernel 4.4.38 LTS, there’s an updated networking stack with various minor fixes and improvements for things like IPv6, IPv4, Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP), Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP), Netlink, and the packet scheduler. There are also other networking changes on the driver area with bugfixes for Broadcom, Marvell, and Renesas Ethernet adaptors.