Linux Kernel Regression Fixed in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

The previous kernel update broke the inotify/fanotify program

On February 1, Canonical has published in a security notice details about a new Linux kernel update for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system.

The previous kernel update for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (3.2.0-36/3.2.0-36.57) introduced a regression, which made the inotify/fanotify program to stop working.

The issue can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the linux-image-3.2.0-37 (3.2.0-37.58) package(s). To apply the update, run the Update Manager application, or follow the instructions from

Don't forget to reboot your computer after the upgrade, and remember that you will have to manually recompile installed third-party kernel modules.

More details about this kernel update for Precise Pangolin can be found in the official security notice from the website.

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