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    Phoronix: Linux 3.14-rc7 Released, Linux 3.14 Might Come Next Week

    Linus Torvalds has just tagged and released the Linux 3.14-rc7 kernel as what may be the last release candidate before officially declaring this feature-rich kernel release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTYzMjM

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    I never really understand Linus's complaints. He's complaining about too much activity...? Shouldn't a barrier be set so no more patches can be applied unless truly serious? He seems to be irritated about all the small things so why not throw them into next release?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by computerquip View Post
      I never really understand Linus's complaints. He's complaining about too much activity...? Shouldn't a barrier be set so no more patches can be applied unless truly serious? He seems to be irritated about all the small things so why not throw them into next release?
      I think he gets more pissed that these patches weren't submitted already, like this late in the rc the only stuff that should be being sent is stuff he already OK'ed earlier but the dev asked for extra time, and critical bugs. If people send them, he'll take them (for the most part) but isn't happy about it. It seems like he relies on the devs to kinda self-censor themselves in a way when it comes to patches and having THEM make judgement calls on if something can wait or not.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Ericg View Post
        It seems like he relies on the devs to kinda self-censor themselves in a way when it comes to patches and having THEM make judgement calls on if something can wait or not.
        Which is actually very smart, as it teaches people self-reliance. Linus is not going to be around forever, after all...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by computerquip View Post
          I never really understand Linus's complaints. He's complaining about too much activity...? Shouldn't a barrier be set so no more patches can be applied unless truly serious? He seems to be irritated about all the small things so why not throw them into next release?
          There is a merge window open between releases/rcs where developers should submit new features or big rewrites, while rcs are technically only for bug fixes. Instead developers tend to want to merge new features or big rewites during the rc as well.
          Also an huge amount of fixes mean that the code wasn't really tested enough.

          Sure, Linus can just rejects big patches (and I'm sure he does), but it still take time to do so.

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          • #6
            No more RT patch?

            There is no 3.14 of realtime patch ! https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/rt/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by camplus2 View Post
              There is no 3.14 of realtime patch ! https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/rt/
              Maybe because it's in mainline?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dee. View Post
                Which is actually very smart, as it teaches people self-reliance. Linus is not going to be around forever, after all...
                True, but don't worry. If he dies, he'll come back after 3 days!

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                • #9
                  Michael, is the Linux Kernel Performance Tracker dead? (last available results: 2010)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by grayhat View Post
                    Michael, is the Linux Kernel Performance Tracker dead? (last available results: 2010)
                    That particular version, yes. But there's a next-generation version using OpenBenchmarking.org and new PTS features, but it's not turned on yet for lack of time in finishing the setup.... Hopefully in a month or so.
                    Michael Larabel
                    http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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