I'm running an arch linux server and recently switched to an
lts kernel from the repositories.
Since I'm not rebooting the server very often, I want a stable kernel that is supported for a very long time. However, I noticed this specific arch linux lts kernel keeps getting updates. Some weeks ago I had installed the kernel 4.4.11 and now already a 4.4.12 update comes in.
Being surprised about the 'high' update rate on the lts kernel track, I checked kernel.org and it states the latest longterm kernel is already 4.4.13, so I guess I have to update soon again on my server.
The linux.com blog states, that the 4.4 kernel will be maintained for at least 2 years. But since there are already 13 updates (as in 4.4.13) in the last 5 months I don't really see the benefit of the long term support kernel.
With such a high update frequency I could also run my server on the latest stable kernel and I would be not much more busy with updates than on the lts track.
So, please explain me, what is the LTS kernel exactly designed for?