Immediately after announcing the release of linux kernel 4.9.6, kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman announced today, January 26, 2017, the release of the long-term supported Linux 4.4.45 kernel.

Just like the Linux 4.9.6 kernel , Linux kernel 4.4.45 LTS comes approximately one week after the release of the previous maintenance update of the series, namely Linux 4.4.44 LTS . Once again, it's a small patch that changes a total of 39 files, with 297 insertions and 91 deletions, according to the appended shortlog . The Linux 4.4 LTS series is the preferred choice of rock-solid and long-term supported distributions like Ubuntu 16.04.

"I'm announcing the release of the 4.4.45 kernel. All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.4.y git tree can be found at: git:// linux-4.4.y and can be browsed at the normal git web browser:;a=summary ," said Greg Kroah-Hartman.

ARM and AArch64 changes, updated networking stack

Again, Linux kernel 4.4.45 LTS is a small patch, which means that the changes included as minimal. Most of the patch are miscellaneous ARM and AArch64 (ARM64) improvements, with some minor x86 changes. The rest is split between updated InfiniBand, MMC, MTD, PCI, and SCSI drivers, and small Ceph, UBIFS, FUSE, and SunRPC bug fixes.

If you're using a GNU/Linux distribution powered by a kernel from the Linux 4.4 LTS series, we recommend updating to version 4.4.45 as soon as possible, or as soon as it lands in the stable software repositories of your favorite operating systems. The Linux kernel 4.4.45 LTS source tarball is available for download right now from the website or via ours.

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