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Linux 3.5-rc3 Kernel Released, Still A Bit Much

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Published on 17 June 2012 09:10 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The third release candidate of the Linux 3.5 kernel was made available on Saturday night.

Linus Torvalds released the 3.5-rc3 and said that there's fewer commits, but it still could have been smaller to suit his liking. Below is his Linux 3.5-rc3 announcement in full.

Some of the Linux 3.5 kernel features are summarized in this article -- there's a lot of stuff in the Linux 3.5 kernel that I'm very much looking forward to!
So at this stage I always wish there were fewer changes in the -rc releases, but -rc3 is out and while it could be smaller (it's just under 300 non-merge commits), it doesn't seem too bad.

The week started calm with just a few small pulls, with people apparently really trying to make my life easier during travels - thank you. But it kind of devolved at some point, and I think more than half the pull requests came in the last two days and they were bigger too. Oh well..

Anyway, my merge summary is as follows:

- regulator and regmap fixes from Mark Brown
- crypto fixes from Herbert Xu
- m68knommu from Greg Ungerer
- writeback locking fix from Wu Fengguang
- drm fixes from Dave Airlie
- omapdss build problem fix from Tomi Valkeinen
- m68k update from Geert Uytterhoeven
- led fixes from Bryan Wu
- SuperH fixes from Paul Mundt
- sound fixes from Takashi Iwai
- pinctrl fixes from Linus Walleij
- kvm fix from Marcelo Tosatti
- btrfs update (and a later warning fix pull) from Chris Mason
- target updates from Nicholas Bellinger
- x86, perf, and core updates (RCU and locking) from Ingo Molnar
- networking, IDE and sparc update from David S. Miller
- USB fixes from Greg Kroah-Hartman
- five Xen bug-fixes from Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk
- two nfsd bugfixes from J. Bruce Fields
- PowerPC fix from Paul Mackerras
- DMA-mapping fixes from Marek Szyprowski
- NFS client bugfixes from Trond Myklebust
- SCSI fixes from James Bottomley
- fbdev fixes from Florian Tobias Schandinat
- arch/tile update from Chris Metcalf

and for people who are interested, I'm appending the full shortlog. Apart from the new tilegx ethernet driver that came in through the networking tree, it's all reasonably small.

Go get it,

Linus

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