There are several changes in the 4.9-stable branch which I don't think we can take without changes to the kernel module ABI that will affect out-of-tree modules. This would mean an ABI bump, changing the names of all linux-image and linux-headers packages. Since we install meta-packages (such as linux-image-amd64) by default, an 'apt full-upgrade' should result in installing the appropriate new packages. However, we have been able to avoid such an ABI bump in the past 3 releases (so far) and this might come as a surprise to users. I think the point release announcement would need to draw attention to this. If this is totally unacceptable, I can revert the breaking changes, but some of them fix use-after-free bugs that probably have security impact. Please let us know as soon as possible whether an ABI bump is OK, so that we can prepare the update in time for the next point release. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once.
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