Linux 4.11-rc1 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 5 March 2017 at 04:44 PM EST. 13 Comments
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Linus Torvalds has announced the first test release of the upcoming Linux 4.11 kernel.

Torvalds' release announcement that just hit the mailing list mostly talks about the size of the merges and a fair amount of material that was merged but hadn't been staged in linux-next, upsetting him some. Beginning with Linux 4.12, Linus will become more strict about seeing that big changes be staged in linux-next for testing.

He really didn't talk much about features of Linux 4.11 during the two week merge window. If you are curious about what's new, see our original Linux 4.11 kernel feature overview.
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