Linux 4.14 Will Indeed Be A Long-Term Support Release
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 6 September 2017 at 01:24 PM EDT. 5 Comments
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While it was already widely expected that Linux 4.14 would be the "2017 Linux LTS kernel", Greg Kroah-Hartman reaffirmed the decision today.

Greg KH just posted to his blog that Linux 4.14 will indeed be a Long Term Support kernel.

This means the Linux 4.14 kernel will be supported for at least a period of two years, possibly longer, compared to the non-LTS kernel cycles that are quickly retired after a new stable release is vetted.

Linux 4.14 has a lot of interesting stuff being queued up for it, as we have been covering during the merge window that kicked off on Sunday night and will continue for the next week and a half. With the LTS status, Linux 4.14 is also likely what Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and other upcoming non-rolling distributions will be relying upon. The only downsides from our perspective with Linux 4.14 is no AMDGPU DC support, no Nouveau Pascal/Maxwell re-clocking, and other items we still would like to see from the mainline tree.
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