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Linus Issues A Thanksgiving Day Linux Kernel

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Published on 24 November 2011 01:04 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds has issued a Thanksgiving Linux kernel update for those not in a food-induced coma from this American holiday. The delicacy is the Linux 3.2-rc3 kernel.

The Linux 3.2-rc3 kernel consists of "One quarter arch updates, two quarters drivers, and one quarter random changes. Shake vigorously and serve cold.."

Linus also says:
And maybe the rest of the world can try to make up for the lack of any expected US participation? Hmm?

Anyway, whether you will be stuffing yourself with turkey tomorrow or not, there's a new -rc out. I'd love to say that things have been calming down, and that the number of commits just keep shrinking, but I'd be lying. -rc3 is actually bigger than -rc2, mainly due to a network update (none in -rc2) and with Greg doing his normal usb/driver-core/tty/staging thing.

We also had a drm update.

That said, most of the commits are pretty small and reasonable. So there's certainly more churn than I'd like, but it's not like it's a lot of big changes, there's just a fair number of small things going on. The shortlog (appended) gives a fair flavor of the details.

Find the change-log on LKML.org (well, until Anzwix launches).

I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving today with the SUSE (and former RadeonHD) developers in N├╝rnberg over some delicious Franconian meals and beer. After that it's onto to Vienna. For any Phoronix readers or Phoronix Test Suite / OpenBenchmarking.org users wishing to meet-up in Bavaria or Austria, let me know.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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