On March 21, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced the immediate availability for download of the forth maintenance release for the stable Linux 3.8.x kernel series.The current release from the 3.8.x branch is quite stable and the changelog for this particular version, 3.8.4, is rather small. Nonetheless, there are few important fixes and drivers implemented in the kernel.
Highlights of Linux kernel 3.8.4:
• DMA values in QH overlays are no longer checked;
• RFS needs to be disabled when running in SRIOV mode;
• Multiple device registrations is no longer permitted during virtualization, which in turn has solved a lot of crashes;
• A missing terminating entry has been added for pem_[input|fan]_attributes;
• A cputable entry for 970MP rev 1.0 has been added;
• Huawei E5331 driver has been added to the kernel;
• Huawei mode switching regression has been fixed;
• Support for Cinterion's products, AH6 and PLS8, has been added to the kernel;
• A link failure for non-Intel configs has been corrected;
• Temperature reporting for the hardware monitor has been fixed;
• Multicast forwarding has been stopped and it's no longer used to process interface scoped addresses;
• 8250.<xxxx> module options have remained functional after the driver has been renamed;
• Don't disable a PCI device that is already disabled;
• Support for the Altera serial port has been added to the kernel;
• Support for 8 port 'Unknown' PCI serial port cards has been added.
"I'm announcing the release of the 3.8.4 kernel. All users of the 3.8.x kernel series must upgrade."
"The updated 3.0.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-0stable.git linux-3.0.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;a=summary," said Greg KH in the email announcement.
As usual, the Linux kernel 3.8.4 is a must-grab update for all Linux users who use the Linux 3.7.x kernel. Therefore, upgrade as soon as possible.
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