Linux Kernel 4.7 Gets Its First Point Release, Brings EXT4 and x86 Improvements

Today, August 16, 2016, renowned Linux kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman has proudly announced the availability of the first point release for the Linux 4.7 kernel series.

Linux kernel 4.7 was officially announced by Linus Torvalds less than a month ago, on July 24, 2016, and it’s currently the most stable and advanced Linux kernel branch. And today, it has just moved from the mainline channel to stable because it has received its first point release, version 4.7.1, which, according to the appended shortlog and the diff from Linux kernel 4.7.0, changes a total of 45 files, with 244 insertions and 115 deletions.

“I’m announcing the release of the 4.7.1 kernel. All users of the 4.7 kernel series must upgrade,” says Greg Kroah-Hartman. “The updated 4.7.y git tree can … (read more)

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