After announcing the release of the Linux 4.10.4 and Linux 4.9.16 LTS kernels, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman released the fifty-fifth maintenance update to the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel series.
Many Linux-based operating systems still rely on the Linux 4.4 LTS kernel, including Alpine Linux and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenia Xerus), so the new patch is here to improve security and compatibility with newer hardware. Coming only five days after the previous update, Linux kernel 4.4.55 LTS changes a total of 45 files, with 289 insertions and 155 deletions.
“I’m announcing the release of the 4.4.55 kernel. All users of the 4.4 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.4.y git tree can be foun… (read more)