Linux 4.9 Release

This post summarizes new features, bugfixes and changes in Linux 4.9 kernel release. There are 1152357 lines of Linux source code changed/added in Linux 4.9 release compared to Linux 4.8 release. To view the source code of Linux 4.9 kernel release online, please check the linux-stable tree for Linux 4.9. If you would like to […]

Linux 4.9 [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "Linux 4.9" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Sun Dec 11 11:17:54 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 69973b8 (patch) which is from upstream commit 2e4333c. The same Linux upstream change may have […]

MIPS: Return -ENODEV from weak implementation of rtc_mips_set_time [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "MIPS: Return -ENODEV from weak implementation of rtc_mips_set_time" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Luuk Paulussen <luuk.paulussen [at] alliedtelesis.co.nz> on Thu Dec 8 11:43:34 2016 +1300. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is edb6fa1 (patch). MIPS: Return -ENODEV from weak implementation of […]

net: smsc911x: back out silently on probe deferrals [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "net: smsc911x: back out silently on probe deferrals" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Linus Walleij <linus.walleij [at] linaro.org> on Fri Dec 9 14:18:00 2016 +0100. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is ab4e4c0 (patch). net: smsc911x: back out silently on probe […]

ibmveth: set correct gso_size and gso_type [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "ibmveth: set correct gso_size and gso_type" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Thomas Falcon <tlfalcon [at] linux.vnet.ibm.com> on Thu Dec 8 16:40:03 2016 -0600. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 7b59673 (patch). ibmveth: set correct gso_size and gso_type This patch is […]

Merge tag ‘ceph-for-4.9-rc9’ of git://github.com/ceph/ceph-client [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘ceph-for-4.9-rc9’ of git://github.com/ceph/ceph-client" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Dec 9 11:02:40 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is af9468d (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 1f6c926 c3f4688 Merge tag […]

Merge tag ‘m68k-for-v4.9-tag2’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/geert/linux-m68k [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘m68k-for-v4.9-tag2’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/geert/linux-m68k" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Dec 9 10:54:54 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 7514712 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 1ca17e9 7e251bb Merge tag […]

Merge branch ‘drm-fixes’ of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linux [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "Merge branch ‘drm-fixes’ of git://people.freedesktop.org/~airlied/linux" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Dec 9 10:50:49 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1ca17e9 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: 2b41226 4e4f3e9 Merge branch […]

Revert "radix tree test suite: fix compilation" [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "Revert “radix tree test suite: fix compilation”" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Fri Dec 9 10:41:42 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 2b41226 (patch). Revert “radix tree test suite: fix compilation” This […]

Merge branch ‘ethernet-missing-netdev-parent’ [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "Merge branch ‘ethernet-missing-netdev-parent’" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by David S. Miller <davem [at] davemloft.net> on Thu Dec 8 21:26:59 2016 -0500. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1472d59 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: c458763 5579f28 Merge branch ‘ethernet-missing-netdev-parent’ […]

net: ethernet: cpmac: Call SET_NETDEV_DEV() [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "net: ethernet: cpmac: Call SET_NETDEV_DEV()" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli [at] gmail.com> on Thu Dec 8 11:41:25 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 5579f28 (patch). net: ethernet: cpmac: Call SET_NETDEV_DEV() The TI CPMAC driver calls […]

net: ethernet: lantiq_etop: Call SET_NETDEV_DEV() [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "net: ethernet: lantiq_etop: Call SET_NETDEV_DEV()" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Florian Fainelli <f.fainelli [at] gmail.com> on Thu Dec 8 11:41:24 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 9cecb13 (patch). net: ethernet: lantiq_etop: Call SET_NETDEV_DEV() The Lantiq Etop driver calls […]

vhost-vsock: fix orphan connection reset [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "vhost-vsock: fix orphan connection reset" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Peng Tao <bergwolf [at] gmail.com> on Fri Dec 9 01:10:46 2016 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is c458763 (patch). vhost-vsock: fix orphan connection reset local_addr.svm_cid is host cid. We […]

Merge branch ‘parisc-4.9-5’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/deller/parisc-linux [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "Merge branch ‘parisc-4.9-5’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/deller/parisc-linux" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Linus Torvalds <torvalds [at] linux-foundation.org> on Thu Dec 8 15:40:15 2016 -0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is a37102d (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: b4aafe7 24d0492 Merge branch […]

Merge tag ‘linux-can-fixes-for-4.9-20161208’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mkl/linux-can [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "Merge tag ‘linux-can-fixes-for-4.9-20161208’ of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mkl/linux-can" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by David S. Miller <davem [at] davemloft.net> on Thu Dec 8 18:22:40 2016 -0500. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1e97426 (patch). Other info about this change: Merge: d2a007ab b67d0dd7 Merge […]

cxgb4/cxgb4vf: Assign netdev->dev_port with port ID [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "cxgb4/cxgb4vf: Assign netdev->dev_port with port ID" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Arjun V <arjun [at] chelsio.com> on Thu Dec 8 18:09:23 2016 +0530. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is d2a007a (patch). cxgb4/cxgb4vf: Assign netdev->dev_port with port ID Added missing dev_port […]

driver: ipvlan: Unlink the upper dev when ipvlan_link_new failed [Linux 4.9]

This Linux kernel change "driver: ipvlan: Unlink the upper dev when ipvlan_link_new failed" is included in the Linux 4.9 release. This change is authored by Gao Feng <fgao [at] ikuai8.com> on Thu Dec 8 11:16:58 2016 +0800. The commit for this change in Linux stable tree is 1a31cc8 (patch). driver: ipvlan: Unlink the upper dev […]