The Linux 4.10.12, 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS kernels are here to improve support for the OrangeFS, CIFS, and EXT4 filesystems, as well as for the x86, PA-RISC, PowerPC (PPC) and MIPS hardware architectures, update the networking stack with small IPv4, SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) and SunRPC fixes, and update more drivers, this time for things like ACPI, CPUFreq, GPU (mostly Nouveau and Intel i915), IRQ Chip, NVDIMM, PWM, RTC, media, video, input, and SCSI.
The usual mm and core kernel improvements are also present, and we recommend studying the appended shortlogs if you’re curious to know what exactly was changed in these new kernel releases. In the meantime, you can download the Linux 4.9.24 LTS and 4.4.63 LTS kernels, as well as Linux kernel 4.10.12, right now from kernel.org. Users are urged to update their GNU/Linux distributions to the new kernel versions at their earliest convenience.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht