Linux 4.5.4: the new kernel version is out

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Linux continues its evolution step by step and without rest. Kernel developers continue to add functionality, fix bugs, update drivers, and clean up code incessantly. Now I know presents Linux 4.5.4, another new version of the kernel for our favorite operating system. And the person in charge of its announcement has been the right hand of Linus Torvalds, the developer GReg Kroah-Hartman.

Compared to Linux 4.5.3, the new Linux version 4.5.4 has numerous improvements, in total 49 kernel files have been changed, with 600 insertions and 238 deletions in its source code. An improvement that will surely appeal to all users of kernel 4.5. But now we will detail what is new in this new version that has been launched and that, of course, you can now download to implement it in your system if you wish ...

Among the improvements made in kernel 4.5.4 are the improvements and correction of some bugs that affected the ARM architecture, improvements with respect to PPC (PowerPC), also for x86, ARC, and PA-RISC. The networking part has also been improved and updated with new features in netfilter, mac80211, BATMAN Advanced, and many other bugs that have been corrected for this version. But it does not end there, since many other drivers have also been improved or implemented.

This is the case of Controllers for Intel i915 GPUs, plus the famous AMDGPU, ACPI, ATA, CLK, CPUFreq, CPUIdle, GPIO, HID, iiO, InfiniBand, LightNVM, MD, MFD, NVDIMM, NVMEM, PWM, SCSI, SoCs, USB, Xen, and also for networks such as errors corrected for Wireless cards from Marvell, Realtek rtl8821ae, Atheros ath9k and ath10k and many other small improvements that you can already try if you access the kernel.org web, from where you can download any version of the kernel.


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