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Linux Kernel 4.7.8 Released with x86, ARM, and PowerPC Fixes, Updated Drivers

If you’re wondering what was changed in the Linux 4.7.8 kernel release, we can tell you right now that there are multiple improvements for the x86 and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures, but also for ARM, ARM64 (AArch64) and MIPS ones, updates to the CPUIdle, MFD, PCI, and USB drivers, a couple of KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and security related fixes, as well as an updated sound stack, also with small changes. From the looks of it, there was a total of 48 files changed in Linux kernel 4.7.8, with 425 insertions and 176 deletions. Users of GNU/Linux distributions powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.7 series are urged to update to Linux kernel 4.7.8 as soon as possible, or more precisely as soon as the new version lands in the stable repositories of the respective OS.