Linux Kernel 4.6.3 released with Multiple Networking Improvements

Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the general availability of the third maintenance release for the Linux 4.6 kernel series РLinux Kernel 4.6.3. This latest release brings multiple network improvements, filesystem changes, enhancements and optimizations.linux-kernel-01

Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Hightlights

  • ALSA: hda – Fix headset mic detection problem for Dell machine
  • x86/entry/traps: Don’t force in_interrupt() to return true in IST handlers
  • powerpc/mm/hash: Fix the reference bit update when handling hash fault
  • vxlan: Accept user specified MTU value when create new vxlan link
  • sparc64: Take ctx_alloc_lock properly in hugetlb_setup().
  • sparc: Harden signal return frame checks.
  • sparc64: Fix return from trap window fill crashes.
  • net: nps_enet: Disable interrupts before napi reschedule
  • bpf: Use mount_nodev not mount_ns to mount the bpf filesystem
  • scsi: Add QEMU CD-ROM to VPD Inquiry Blacklist
  • net: mvneta: Fix lacking spinlock initialization
  • net: hwbm: Fix unbalanced spinlock in error case
  • udp: prevent skbs lingering in tunnel socket queues
  • parisc: Fix pagefault crash in unaligned __get_user() call
  • netlink: Fix dump skb leak/double free
  • ALSA: hda/realtek – ALC256 speaker noise issue
  • ALSA: hda/realtek – Add support for new codecs ALC700/ALC701/ALC703
  • net: stmmac: Fix incorrect memcpy source memory
  • ALSA: hda/realtek: Add T560 docking unit fixup
  • bridge: Don’t insert unnecessary local fdb entry on changing mac address

See changelog for details

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