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Linux 3.6-rc5 Kernel: It's Too Calm

Linux Kernel

Published on 09 September 2012 10:31 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The Linux 3.6-rc5 kernel was released on Friday evening, but this latest weekly development snapshot is too calm says Linus Torvalds.

Linus is back onto releasing the Linux 3.6 kernel on the usual seven day cadence, but this time around there isn't anything too shocking about -rc5. "So 3.6-rc5 is out there, and everything is looking fairly calm. Too calm, in fact, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop, when Greg finally crawls his way out from under his mailbox after the kernel summit and kayaking. I suspect a few other developers may also have been quiet because of the kernel summit and related travel."

The Linux 3.6-rc5 kernel is just made up of the usual assortment of regression fixes across the different sub-systems although the Linux kernel drivers account for most of the activity.

The calm release announcement can be read at LKML.org.

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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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