Greg Kroah-Hartman has announced the final release of Linux 4.6.7 and confirmed that this will be the last kernel’s 4.6 series. The latest release of Linux 4.7.1 Kernel Version was more features.
The 4.6.7 kernel update includes 63 file changes, with 618 insertion and 271 deletions, with fixes for hardware and file systems and a variety of updated drivers. Companies should implement this latest update, to ensure that their Linux-based systems keep running without any issues.
Just as important, though, is to begin planning or shifting over to the new 4.7.1 kernel.
"The potential risks of preventing a move aren't initially overpowering, but over time, systems remaining on the old kernel face running lesser efficiency and becoming lesser secure," King said. "Given the availability of the stable new 4.7.1 kernel, accepting those risks is both irrelevant and senseless."
With the improvements brought by the 4.7 line, which was released earlier, are backing for Radeon RX 480 GPUs and a new Linux Security Module, along with numerous new drivers and bug fixes.
The new 4.7.1 kernel has come up with the below new features:
- Prominent features
- Core (various)
- File systems
- Memory management
- Block layer
- Tracing, perf, BPF
- List of merges
The software lead maintainer has it made clear that it’s mandatory to update with Linux kernel 4.7 if you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series.