Kernel 4.4 Finally Released with lots of Goodies

Linus Torvalds recently announced the final release of the stable version of Kernel 4.4 LTS. Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS among others, includes 3D support in the GPU driver, allowing 3D hardware-accelerated graphics inside virtual machines, support for Open-Channel SSDs via LightNVM has been added, journaled RAID5 MD support has been implemented and various driver updates and fixes have been included as well.

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Linux Kernel 4.4 changelog

  • sd: Disable support for 256 byte/sector disks
  • fix race when unfreezing sync_action
  • UBI: block: Add missing cache flushes
  • drm/amdkfd: Don’t report local memory size
  • dm: fix reload failure of 0 path multipath mapping on blk-mq devices
  • Revert “drm/radeon: only mark audio as connected if the monitor supports it (v3)”
  • iwlwifi: mvm: Free fw_status after use to avoid memory leak
  • rtlwifi: rtl8192cu: Fix kernel deadlock
  • See announcement for full release

Install Kernel 4.4 on Ubuntu Linux OS

32bit OS

cd /tmp

wget \

kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400_4.4.0-040400.201601101930_all.deb \

kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400-generic_4.4.0-040400.201601101930_i386.deb \

kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-wily/linux-image-4.4.0-040400-generic_4.4.0-040400.201601101930_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4*.deb linux-image-4.4*.deb

sudo reboot

64bit OS

cd /tmp

wget \

kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400_4.4.0-040400.201601101930_all.deb \

kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400-generic_4.4.0-040400.201601101930_amd64.deb \

kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-wily/linux-image-4.4.0-040400-generic_4.4.0-040400.201601101930_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4*.deb linux-image-4.4*.deb

sudo reboot

Remove Linux Kernel 4.4

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.4* linux-image-4.4*
 
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