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Linux Kernel 4.9.6 Rolls Out with ARM and AArch64 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Linux kernel 4.9.6 is the sixth maintenance update to the Linux 4.9 branch, which was recently declared as LTS (Long Term Support) by renowned Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman. These days, most Linux-based operating systems are still in the process of migrating to the Linux 4.9 series from Linux 4.8, which reached end of life earlier this month. New in Linux kernel 4.9.6 is a bunch of improvements for ARM and AArch64 (ARM64) platforms, including DTS support for Logic PD SOM-LV 37xx Dev Kit and the implementation of an empty chosen node to top level DTSI for OMAP2, OMAP3, OMAP4, OMAP5, AM4372, AM33XX, DM814x, DM816x, and DRA7xx SoCs. The PowerPC (PPC), x86, ARC, and s390 hardware architectures received some small fixes, too.