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Linux Kernel 3.14.8 Brings New Hardware Support

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3.14.x is no longer the newest kernel that you can get for your distribution and its place has been taken by the 3.15 branch. Even if that is the case, this is still one of the most advanced releases that you can find and it's still a very popular choice for many Linux distributions.

The development for 3.14.x has been winding down now that 3.15 kernel is already out, and there are fewer changes and improvements in this latest update. It's still being maintained, but the focus has shifted to other branches.

“I'm announcing the release of the 3.14.8 kernel. All users of the 3.14 kernel series must upgrade.”

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3.15 has faster Resume

One feature that 3.15 has that 3.14 has not could be important for many of us, faster resume from suspend to RAM by skipping spin-up of hard drives. It saves about 7s on my systems. My fast system now resumes before I can sit down. My slowest system resumes in half the time it used to take.

Anyone suspending to RAM to save battery or power could benefit if they still use spinning drives. This is something that should be back-ported to all distros even if it's not a security issue.

On backporting

Maybe it can be backported as part as a non-official effort. I think the backporting policy is clear in the interest of stability and reduction of unexpected breakage. Also, if you backport a feature rather than a fix (usually a change to just a line of code), then you need to keep merging the security fixes (assuming you fork away from the "official" backports), which for some versions of Linux can last 10 years (RHEL and others).

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