Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.11.9, which integrates quite a few changes and improvements.The new maintenance version of the 3.11.9 branch has been released. Even with the 3.12.1 Linux kernel released, this version will probably be picked up in most distributions.
As usual, these point release versions of the Linux kernel don't bring anything major and it's mostly comprised of driver updates and various fixes. This should not stop you from upgrading to the new version however.
“I'm announcing the release of the 3.11.7 kernel. All users of the 3.11 kernel series must upgrade.”
“The updated 3.11.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.11.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git,” Greg Kroah-Hartman said in the email announcement.
Highlights of Linux kernel 3.11.9:
• The reported channel map has been fixed on common default layouts (ALSA);
• The length calculation has been corrected in write_ofld_wr() on 32-bit architectures (cxgb3);
• An almost forever loop has been corrected in sh_vou_try_fmt_vid_out() (media: sh_vou);
• Transition to CLOSED when removing a VIF has been fixed (xen-netback);
• Truesize tracking has been fixed;
• A PCI stub has been added (hyperv-fb);
• ip6_dst_check needs to check for expired dst_entries (ipv6);
• The dst.expires value is now reseted when clearing the expire flag (ipv6)
• A workaround has been implemented for the BIOS eDP bpp clamping issue;
• The CPU hotplug notifier is now handled correctly during the resume process (virtio-net);
• The cleanup after failure in hub_configure() has been fixed;
• New SKUs have been added for the 7000 and the 3160 NIC series.
Users of the Linux kernel 3.11.x branch are urged to update to the new version as soon as possible. More details about the changes in this branch of the kernel can be found in the official announcement. Download Linux Kernel 3.11.9 right now from Softpedia.