I know, that there are several websites, that will list the changelog of kernel versions (e.g. what is new in 4.17) (KernelNewbies, heise.de), but where do I find information about a minor change (e.g. 4.17.1 -> 4.17.2)?

(I try to hunt a bug, that appears in a very old kernel version, but not in a slightly newer one, so I'm interested in the changes, but I do not want to crawl the whole Git log.)


The changelogs are on kernel.org.

The URLs have a predictable pattern. The current kernel change log is at: https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.17.8

So, to read the changes from 4.17.1, you would go to: https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.17.2

  • Interesting, that google did not show up the information for 3.5.6, but if I google for "kernel 4.17.8 changelog" it will appear on second position. Strange world ;) Thanks! – hellow Jul 20 '18 at 6:26
  • 3.5.6 conforms to the expected pattern... – jasonwryan Jul 20 '18 at 6:29
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    Sure, but google did not show me the page, that was the real problem :D – hellow Jul 20 '18 at 6:31
  • I too can't believe I had to come to Stack when Google and Duck both failed to provide this information readily. Thanks for this useful guidance! – Fiddy Bux Jan 28 at 20:21

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