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Linux 3.6-rc2 Kernel Released: Ignoring The Big & Scary

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Published on 16 August 2012 06:28 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds put out the second release candidate for the Linux 3.6 kernel after allowing two weeks for its development but ignoring the "unnecessarily big and scary" changes.

The Linux 3.6-rc2 kernel was released after two weeks rather than one due to Linus Torvalds' travels. He was conservative in what he merged outside of the 3.6 merge window so a number of pull requests were rejected until Linux 3.7 -- he's being strict about only wanting critical fixes.

There's 330 commits for 3.6-rc2 with the changes being spread around the board but DRM/GPU and tools/perf updates standing out in particular.

The Linux 3.6-rc2 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org.

New features to the Linux 3.6 kernel are covered in this article.

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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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