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Linux 3.8-rc3 Kernel: A Fairly Normal-Sized One

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Published on 10 January 2013 01:17 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The third release candidate to the Linux 3.8 kernel was issued on Wednesday evening.

This first post-holiday kernel update in 2013 has various changes from GPU driver work to architecture improvements to file-system changes and various other regression fixes in kernel-land. Linus Torvalds characterizes this week's release as "another week, another -rc. A fairly normal-sized one."

Linus Torvalds has already expressed hope that Linux 3.8-rc4 will be more calm than this week's kernel release. The fairly simple kernel release announcement for Linux 3.8-rc3 can be found on the LKML list.

The prominent changes to the Linux 3.8 kernel release are covered in full via 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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