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Linux Kernel 4.4.8 LTS Has x86, MIPS and PA-RISC Fixes, Numerous Updated Drivers

Linux kernel 4.4.8 LTS point release is a pretty beefy one, bringing changes to 153 files, with 1334 insertions and 594 deletions, and the diff from the previous maintenance version shows us that there’s a little bit of everything in this new update. For example, there are various improvements to the ARM64 (AArch64), MIPS, PA-RISC, PowerPC (PPC), and x86 hardware architectures, several fixes to the Btrfs, EXT4, NFS, and OverlayFS filesystems, a few enhancements to the sound stack, as well as minor crypo, mm, and core kernel changes.