Linux 4.4 Release

This post summarizes new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux 4.4 kernel release. There are 1184302 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 4.4 release compared to Linux 4.3 release. To view the source code of Linux 4.4 kernel release online, please check the linux-stable tree for Linux 4.4. If you would like to […]

Linux 4.4 [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Linux 4.4" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Sun Jan 10 15:01:32 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is afd2ff9 (patch) which is from upstream commit eac6f76. The same Linux upstream change may have […]

Merge tag ‘pci-v4.4-fixes-4’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/helgaas/pci [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘pci-v4.4-fixes-4’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/helgaas/pci" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Sat Jan 9 14:44:44 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is c0cb139 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 751e5f5 5c3b99d Merge tag […]

Merge tag ‘pm+acpi-4.4-final’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘pm+acpi-4.4-final’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rafael/linux-pm" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Jan 8 15:50:59 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 496b0b5 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 650e545 9db22d9 Merge tag […]

Merge tag ‘dmaengine-fix-4.4’ of git://git.infradead.org/users/vkoul/slave-dma [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘dmaengine-fix-4.4’ of git://git.infradead.org/users/vkoul/slave-dma" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Jan 8 12:23:00 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 212c7f6 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 436950a b0b7902 Merge tag […]

Merge branch ‘dmi-for-linus’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jdelvare/staging [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Merge branch ‘dmi-for-linus’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jdelvare/staging" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Jan 8 12:18:45 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 436950a (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 4054f64 ff4319d Merge branch […]

Merge tag ‘sound-4.4’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘sound-4.4’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Jan 8 11:52:18 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 4054f64 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 02006f7a 3f37b26 Merge tag […]

Merge tag ‘omap-for-v4.4/onenand-corruption’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tmlind/linux-omap into fixes [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘omap-for-v4.4/onenand-corruption’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tmlind/linux-omap into fixes" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Arnd Bergmann <arnd [at] arndb.de> on Fri Jan 8 17:46:45 2016 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 841bcd2 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 0f090bf e7b11dc […]

Revert "block: Split bios on chunk boundaries" [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “block: Split bios on chunk boundaries”" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Jens Axboe <axboe [at] fb.com> on Fri Jan 8 09:00:29 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 6126eb2 (patch). Revert “block: Split bios on chunk boundaries” This […]

firmware: dmi_scan: Fix UUID endianness for SMBIOS >= 2.6 [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "firmware: dmi_scan: Fix UUID endianness for SMBIOS >= 2.6" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Andrea Arcangeli <aarcange [at] redhat.com> on Fri Jan 8 09:00:54 2016 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is ff4319d (patch). firmware: dmi_scan: Fix UUID endianness for […]

ACPI / property: avoid leaking format string into kobject name [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "ACPI / property: avoid leaking format string into kobject name" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Kees Cook <keescook [at] chromium.org> on Thu Jan 7 11:24:29 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9db22d9 (patch). ACPI / property: avoid leaking […]

Merge tag ‘iommu-fixes-v4.4-rc8’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/joro/iommu [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘iommu-fixes-v4.4-rc8’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/joro/iommu" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Thu Jan 7 12:56:23 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1d8b0e7 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 2626820 164afb1 Merge tag […]

Merge tag ‘trace-v4.4-rc4-4’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rostedt/linux-trace [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘trace-v4.4-rc4-4’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rostedt/linux-trace" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Thu Jan 7 12:42:22 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 2626820 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: b06f3a1 049fb9b Merge tag […]

ftrace/module: Call clean up function when module init fails early [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "ftrace/module: Call clean up function when module init fails early" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Steven Rostedt (Red Hat) <rostedt [at] goodmis.org> on Tue Jan 5 20:32:47 2016 -0500. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 049fb9b (patch). ftrace/module: Call clean […]

ARM: Fix broken USB support in multi_v7_defconfig for sunxi devices [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "ARM: Fix broken USB support in multi_v7_defconfig for sunxi devices" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Timo Sigurdsson <public_timo.s [at] silentcreek.de> on Fri Jan 1 14:38:22 2016 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 5b1a618 (patch). ARM: Fix broken USB support […]

kvm: x86: only channel 0 of the i8254 is linked to the HPET [Linux 4.4]

This Linux kernel change "kvm: x86: only channel 0 of the i8254 is linked to the HPET" is included in the Linux 4.4 release. This change is authored by Paolo Bonzini <pbonzini [at] redhat.com> on Thu Jan 7 13:50:38 2016 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is e5e57e7 (patch). kvm: x86: […]