The kernel 4.13.x lands in testing.
The most noticeable Changes & Features Of The Linux 4.13 Kernel for our users are:
The CIFS behavior in kernel 4.13 defaults to SMB3 as opposed to SMB1, which was the default in previous kernels. SMB is a protocol used to access and share files, printers, and other services over a network, and the reason for the switch is that SMB 1 has aged horribly and is rife with vulnerabilities.
The kernel now supports HDMI Stereo 3D output courtesy of the new Nouveau drivers. To be able to enjoy 3D Stereo output, you will of course need hardware (a video card and a display) that supports 3D. Kudos to the Nouveau team.
The EXT4 file system now has the largedir feature. This means a single EXT4 directory can now support 2 billion entries, over the prior limitation of 10 million entries of prior kernels.
Add the option of compiling the string.h functions with a rough equivalent to the glibc _FORTIFY_SOURCE=1 feature, providing compile-time and runtime buffer overflow checks when the compiler determines the size of the source or destination buffer at compile-time. Unlike glibc, it covers buffer reads in addition to writes.