Another stable branch of the Linux kernel is now available for download
Ben Hutchings announced yesterday, February 20, the immediate availability for download of Linux kernel 3.2.39.Linux kernel 3.2.39 brings a lot of various fixes, as well as driver improvements, network fixes, not to mention support for various devices.
Highlights of Linux kernel 3.2.39 LTS:
• A memory leak of URB-private data has been fixed;
• A bug in the scheduling periodic split transfers has been corrected;
• Free already allocated memory on failure in xen_netbk_get_requests;
• Shut down the ring if it contains garbage;
• Don't assume %ds is usable in xen_iret for 32-bit PVOPS;
• Replace left over sti/cli in ia32 audit exit code;
• Support has been added for 2001:3c1e (D-Link DWA-125 rev B1) USB Wi-Fi adapter;
• Avoid null pointer dereference in tg3_interrupt in netconsole mode;
• Pull ip header into skb->data before looking into ip header;
• Use root_domain of rt_rq not current processor;
• Define a new macro for USB storage match rules;
• Optimize to match the Huawei USB storage devices and support new switch command;
• Calling object_unrefer() when creating fb failure;
• A zero size border case, in the debug dump, has been corrected;
• PID/VID entries, for ELV WS 300 PC II, has been added;
• Ensure arch_ptrace/ptrace_request can never race with SIGKILL
• wake_up_process() should be never used to wake up a TASK_STOPPED/TRACED task.
A complete list of changes and fixes can be found in the official mailing list.
“I'm announcing the release of the 3.2.39 kernel. All users of the 3.2 kernel series should upgrade or risk being turned into pumpkins.”
“The updated 3.2.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-3.2.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,” said Ben Hutchings in the email announcement.
Users of the Linux kernel 3.2.x branch are urged to update to the new version as soon as possible.
Download Linux kernel 3.2.39 right now from Softpedia.