Kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the release of the fourth maintenance build in the latest stable and most advanced Linux 4.5 kernel branch.
While not many GNU/Linux operating systems have adopted Linux kernel 4.5, its development cycle continues at a fast pace, introducing more and more improvements, security patches, and new capabilities. According to the appended shortlog, which also includes the diff from the previous maintenance release, Linux 4.5.3, the new update changes a total of 97 files, with 600 insertions and 238 deletions.
The biggest changes in Linux kernel 4.5.4 are updated drivers, in particular for things like GPU (mostly Intel i915 and AMDGPU), ACPI, ATA, CLK, CPUFreq, CPUIdle, general-purpose input/output (GPIO), HID, iiO, InfiniBand, LightNVM, MD, MFD, NVDIMM, NVMEM, PWM, SCSI, SoC, USB, Xen, and networking
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht