[lfs-dev] Latest Linux Kernel 3.16.x?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 10:40:23 PST 2015

mylfsdevlistaccount at hushmail.com wrote:
> I'm starting with LFS, and read in the book that "the latest available
> 3.16.x kernel version should be used."
> I found version 3.16.3 at:
> http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git/commit/?id=d0335e4feea0d3f7a8af3116c5dc166239da7521
> which is dated "2014-10-30."
> So this seems to be the latest one, after the latest stable release of
> the LFS 7.6 book, which seems to be "2014/09/23" (according to
> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/news.html
> Now for the questions:
> 1. Can anyone confirm this is the kernel which should be used now?
> 2. How-ever do I download it?

If you look at section 3.2, it has the url:


Just remove the package part and point your browser to 

It's a long list, but you can see that the latest 3.16 release is 

Depending on what you want, you may want to just use 3.18.5 (latest 
stable) or 3.14.31 (longterm).  See https://www.kernel.org for the 
latest releases and https://www.kernel.org/category/releases.html for 

   -- Bruce

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