Linux Kernel 4.9-RC4 Released – How To Install Linux Kernel 4.9-RC4 On Ubuntu

Linux Kernel 4.9-RC4 released. Here’s how to install Linux Kernel 4.9-RC4 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint Systems. Update to Kernel 4.9-RC4, which has been released with various networking fixes and driver updates. For example, the Git urls has been updated to use https over http and a scheduling domain for highest level cache is also in function. It also brings various memory leak fixes.

Announcing the release of Linux Kernel 4.9-RC4, Linus Torvalds wrote:

So it’s once again a Saturday afternoon rather than Sunday, this time because I felt this rc was already big enough. Part of the size likely comes just from the fact that 4.9 is big and has some fundamental changes: we have various fixups for drivers and filesystems that triggered the whole “stack is now viirtually mapped, and physical addresses don’t work” issue.

But a larger part is simply that the first batch of networking fixes came in just after the rc3 release, which accounts for a large portion of this rc (about a third in bulk, slightly more in number of commits – spread out both over network drivers and core networking). So I’m not going to lie: this is not a small rc, and I’d have been happier if it was. But it’s not unreasonably large for this (big) release either, so it’s not like I’d start worrying. I’m currently still assuming that we’ll end up with the usual seven release candidates, assuming things start calming down. We’ll see how that goes as we get closer to a release.

Anyway, about half the changes are to drivers (networking being a notable part of it, but also media and gpu, with misc other noise). About a third is architecture updates (sparc and mips stand out, but there’s some x86 and parisc too, and some tiny arm updates). The remainder is mostly core networking, with a smattering of other changes (filesystems, tests). And Arnd continues to get his uninitialized variable warning fixes in, so that we hopefully can re-enable that warning for 4.9 final. Let’s see.

The appended shortlog isn’t tiny, but you can kind of scan it for an overview of the kinds of things that happened the past week.

Install Linux Kernel 4.9 RC4 on 64 Bit Ubuntu Systems

Run the following commands in Terminal to install and upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.9 RC4 on 64 Bit Ubuntu Systems:

sudo wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc4_4.9.0-040900rc4.201611052031_all.deb
sudo wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc4-generic_4.9.0-040900rc4.201611052031_amd64.deb
sudo wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc4-lowlatency_4.9.0-040900rc4.201611052031_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.9*.deb' 'linux-image-4.9*.deb'
sudo reboot

Install Linux Kernel 4.9 RC4 on 32 Bit Ubuntu Systems

Run the following commands in Terminal to install and upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.9 RC4 on 32 Bit Ubuntu Systems:

sudo wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc4_4.9.0-040900rc4.201611052031_all.deb
sudo wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc4-generic_4.9.0-040900rc4.201611052031_i386.deb
sudo wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/linux-headers-4.9.0-040900rc4-lowlatency_4.9.0-040900rc4.201611052031_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i 'linux-headers-4.9*.deb' 'linux-image-4.9*.deb'
sudo reboot

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