Just like Linux kernel 4.10.5, the Linux 4.9.17 LTS kernel is here only four days after the previous maintenance release, in this case Linux kernel 4.9.16 LTS. But this one is a major one adding changes to a total of 112 files, with 1815 insertions and 1271 deletions, according to the appended shortlog. Therefore, it is recommended that you update your systems to the new version as soon as possible. Among the changes included in the Linux 4.9.17 LTS kernel, we can notice lots of improvements to the Nouveau open-source graphics driver for Nvidia GPUs, along with various other fixes to the Ethernet (IBM, Intel, Mellanox), PCI, s390, SCSI, TTY, USB, VFIO, DMA, CLK, and ACPI drivers. Some issues were also resolved for the x86, PowerPC (PPC), and AArch64 (ARM64) architectures.