Linux 4.17.1 released this "mini" version of the kernel

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The version is now available Linux 4.17.1, the kernel free continues its unstoppable development and now we have this Frist Point out. Just a week after the release of the Linux 4.17 series, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linus Torvalds' right-hand man, has announced the availability of this kernel, the first version with some new features compared to the initial release of this new branch.

Despite being a minor release, a mini modification, that does not stop being interesting. The Linux kernel 4.17.1 only changes in 23 files with respect to base 4.17, in addition to including 131 code insertions and 68 deletions of parts that were no longer necessary to keep the sources as light and clean as possible, as usual . These news, although they may seem few with respect to the big releases, are still an improvement that we can already enjoy in our GNU / Linux distros if we decide to update the kernel.

You can find the sources in Git, like itself Greg commented. "I am announcing the release of kernel 4.17.1. All users of the 4.17 kernel series should upgrade to this version. Tree 4.17 is updated in git«. So if you are interested in this new update, you know ... a chance to improve the branch launched by Linus Torvalds this June 3 to kick off 4.17. By the way, and although it is not too relevant, it could soon be changed to the 5.x numbering.

Between what's new in Linux 4.17.1 There are some modifications to make it faster and improve the compatibility with the hardware, such as the improvement of the support for some architectures such as Metag, M32R, FR-V, CRIS, Blackfin, RISC, etc. are used in personal computers, they are present in a multitude of devices and embedded that use Linux. In addition there are also news for AMD GPUs, HDMI sound, and some bug fixes.


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