Linux 4.8 Release

This post summarizes new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux 4.8 kernel release. There are 977189 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 4.8 release compared to Linux 4.7 release. To view the source code of Linux 4.8 kernel release online, please check the linux-stable tree for Linux 4.8. If you would like to […]

Linux 4.8 [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "Linux 4.8" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Sun Oct 2 16:24:33 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is c8d2bc9 (patch) which is from upstream commit f76d9c6. The same Linux upstream change may have […]

ARM: 8618/1: decompressor: reset ttbcr fields to use TTBR0 on ARMv7 [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "ARM: 8618/1: decompressor: reset ttbcr fields to use TTBR0 on ARMv7" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Srinivas Ramana <sramana [at] codeaurora.org> on Fri Sep 30 15:03:31 2016 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 117e5e9 (patch). ARM: 8618/1: decompressor: reset […]

MIPS: CM: Fix mips_cm_max_vp_width for non-MT kernels on MT systems [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "MIPS: CM: Fix mips_cm_max_vp_width for non-MT kernels on MT systems" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Paul Burton <paul.burton [at] imgtec.com> on Fri Sep 30 17:25:01 2016 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 6605d15 (patch). MIPS: CM: Fix mips_cm_max_vp_width for […]

include/linux/property.h: fix typo/compile error [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "include/linux/property.h: fix typo/compile error" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by John Youn <johnyoun [at] synopsys.com> on Fri Sep 30 15:11:35 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 37aa727 (patch). include/linux/property.h: fix typo/compile error This fixes commit d76eebfa175e (“include/linux/property.h: fix build […]

ocfs2: fix deadlock on mmapped page in ocfs2_write_begin_nolock() [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "ocfs2: fix deadlock on mmapped page in ocfs2_write_begin_nolock()" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Eric Ren <zren [at] suse.com> on Fri Sep 30 15:11:32 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is c33f078 (patch). ocfs2: fix deadlock on mmapped page in […]

mm: workingset: fix crash in shadow node shrinker caused by replace_page_cache_page() [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "mm: workingset: fix crash in shadow node shrinker caused by replace_page_cache_page()" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Johannes Weiner <hannes [at] cmpxchg.org> on Fri Sep 30 15:11:29 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 22f2ac5 (patch). mm: workingset: fix crash […]

MAINTAINERS: Switch to kernel.org email address for Javi Merino [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "MAINTAINERS: Switch to kernel.org email address for Javi Merino" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Javi Merino <javi.merino [at] arm.com> on Fri Sep 30 13:14:28 2016 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9a2172a (patch). MAINTAINERS: Switch to kernel.org email address […]

x86/entry/64: Fix context tracking state warning when load_gs_index fails [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "x86/entry/64: Fix context tracking state warning when load_gs_index fails" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Wanpeng Li <wanpeng.li [at] hotmail.com> on Fri Sep 30 09:01:06 2016 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 2fa5f04 (patch). x86/entry/64: Fix context tracking state warning […]

x86/boot: Initialize FPU and X86_FEATURE_ALWAYS even if we don’t have CPUID [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "x86/boot: Initialize FPU and X86_FEATURE_ALWAYS even if we don’t have CPUID" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Andy Lutomirski <luto [at] kernel.org> on Wed Sep 28 16:06:33 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 05fb3c1 (patch). x86/boot: Initialize FPU and […]

x86/boot: Fix another __read_cr4() case on 486 [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "x86/boot: Fix another __read_cr4() case on 486" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Andy Lutomirski <luto [at] kernel.org> on Thu Sep 29 12:48:11 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 192d1dc (patch). x86/boot: Fix another __read_cr4() case on 486 The […]

sctp: fix the issue sctp_diag uses lock_sock in rcu_read_lock [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "sctp: fix the issue sctp_diag uses lock_sock in rcu_read_lock" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Xin Long <lucien.xin [at] gmail.com> on Thu Sep 29 02:55:44 2016 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1cceda7 (patch). sctp: fix the issue sctp_diag uses […]

sctp: change to check peer prsctp_capable when using prsctp polices [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "sctp: change to check peer prsctp_capable when using prsctp polices" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Xin Long <lucien.xin [at] gmail.com> on Thu Sep 29 02:37:28 2016 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is be4947b (patch). sctp: change to check peer […]

sctp: remove prsctp_param from sctp_chunk [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "sctp: remove prsctp_param from sctp_chunk" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Xin Long <lucien.xin [at] gmail.com> on Thu Sep 29 02:37:27 2016 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 0605483 (patch). sctp: remove prsctp_param from sctp_chunk Now sctp uses chunk->prsctp_param to […]

sctp: move sent_count to the memory hole in sctp_chunk [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "sctp: move sent_count to the memory hole in sctp_chunk" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Xin Long <lucien.xin [at] gmail.com> on Thu Sep 29 02:37:26 2016 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 73dca12 (patch). sctp: move sent_count to the memory […]

tg3: Avoid NULL pointer dereference in tg3_io_error_detected() [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "tg3: Avoid NULL pointer dereference in tg3_io_error_detected()" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Milton Miller <miltonm [at] us.ibm.com> on Thu Sep 29 13:24:08 2016 -0300. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1b0ff89 (patch). tg3: Avoid NULL pointer dereference in tg3_io_error_detected() While […]

Merge tag ‘drm-fixes-for-v4.8-final’ of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linux [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘drm-fixes-for-v4.8-final’ of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linux" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Thu Sep 29 20:16:57 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is e3b3656 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: c6169de 90fd68d Merge tag […]

x86/init: Fix cr4_init_shadow() on CR4-less machines [Linux 4.8]

This Linux kernel change "x86/init: Fix cr4_init_shadow() on CR4-less machines" is included in the Linux 4.8 release. This change is authored by Andy Lutomirski <luto [at] kernel.org> on Wed Sep 28 12:34:14 2016 -0700. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is e1bfc11 (patch). x86/init: Fix cr4_init_shadow() on CR4-less machines cr4_init_shadow() will panic […]