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Linux 3.6-rc4 Kernel: It's Just Fairly Random

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Published on 01 September 2012 06:28 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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With most Linux developers now returning from San Diego where LinuxCon, the Linux Kernel Summit, and the Linux Plumbers Conference took place, Linus has released Linux 3.6-rc4.

Overall this week's Linux 3.6 kernel release candidate is fairly quite and "it's just fairly random" in terms of changes due to most of the kernel maintainers having spent the week travelling and at the various Linux Foundation events in San Diego, California.

"The statistics look a bit unusual, too, likely for the same reason. It's 40% architecture work (powerpc, x86, mips, arm), and 20% btrfs (late pull request of fixes, because I rejected an earlier bigger pull request). Just 20% drivers, mainly some drm updates (the bulk being radeon) and some block driver things (libata and drbd)."

More details can be found in Torvalds' 3.6-rc4 release announcement.

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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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