Linux Kernel 3.12.61 LTS Is a Small Release with CIFS, MIPS, XFS, and EXT4 Fixes

Kernel developer Jiri Slaby has announced the release of the Linux 3.12.61 LTS kernel, which is the sixty-first maintenance update for the long-term supported Linux 3.12 series.

Linux kernel 3.12.61 LTS comes approximately one month since the previous point release, but according to the appended shortlog, it appears to be a smaller update that changes a total of 56 files, with 403 insertions and 151 deletions. The updated 3.12.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jirislaby/linux-stable.git tags/v3.12.61.

Taking a closer look at diff from Linux kernel 3.12.60 LTS, we can notice that the Linux kernel 3.12.61 LTS maintenance update adds a few fixes to the MIPS, PowerPC (PPC), and ARC hardware architectures. Moreover, it patches stripping of padded MIC tokens for the SunRPC (aka ONC-RPC) network protocol for making remote procedure calls.

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