Linux Kernel 3.12.45 LTS Has ARM64 and x86 Fixes, Numerous Updated Drivers

2015-Aug-01 | Tags: 64bitdriverkernelmipsupdate

Linux on ARMOn the last day of July, Jiri Slaby, the maintainer of the Linux 3.12 kernel series, which is an LTS (Long Term Support) version supported with patches and driver updates for a few more years than normal kernel releases, announced the immediate availability for download of the forty-fifth maintenance release of Linux kernel 3.12 LTS.

Looking at the appended shortlog, we can notice that Linux kernel 3.12.45 LTS adds various improvements to the ARC, ARM, ARM64, x86, MIPS, SPARC, and PowerPC (PPC) hardware architectures, updates numerous drivers, especially for things like ATA, Bluetooth, CPUFreq, CPUIdle, Crypto, DRM (mostly Intel i915), HID, iiO, IOMMU, MTD, PCI, PCMCIA, SCSI, SH, Thermal, TTY, and USB, adds enhancements to the Btrfs and UFS file systems, and fixes multiple networking and sound issues.

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