Linux kernel 4.4.28 LTS is here, coming one week after the release of the previous maintenance version, and promising to change a total of 119 files, with 1310 insertions and 667 deletions, at least according to the appended shortlog and the diff from Linux kernel 4.4.27 LTS. The Linux 4.4 kernel branch is LTS (Long Term Support) and currently used in some of the most stable and reliable operating systems.
Looking at the changes, we can notice that the Linux 4.4.28 LTS kernel release adds various improvements to the PowerPC (PPC), x86, ARM64 (AArch64), ARC, MIPS, METAg, PA-RISC, and s390 hardware architectures, better support for Common Internet File System (CIFS), along with small fixes to the Ceph, JBD2, EXT4, NFS, OverlayFS, and ISOFS filesystems. But there are also some core kernel, mm, sound, and perf enhancements.
Other than that, Linux kernel 4.4.28 LTS ships with many updated drivers, this time for things like s390, SCSI, fbdev, IRQ Chip, ACPI, GPIO, CPUFreq, MD, MMC, MTD, PCI, and networking (Ethernet Broadcom bnx2x and Mellanox mlx4, but also Wireless Realtek rtlwifi).
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht