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Linux 3.10-rc5 Kernel Continues A Worrying Trend

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Published on 09 June 2013 04:15 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The fifth release candidate to the Linux 3.10 kernel is now available. Unfortunately, the changes merged in the past week continue to be too great to be to Torvalds' liking.

Linus Torvalds wrote in the late Saturday 3.10-rc5 announcement, "I wish I could say that things are calming down, but I'd be lying. rc5 is noticeably bigger than rc4, both in number of commits and in files changed (although rc4 actually had more lines changed, so there's that). Guys, guys, guys. I'm going to have to start cursing again unless you stop sending me non-critical stuff. So the next pull request I get that has 'cleanups' or just pointless churn, I'm going to call you guys out on, and try to come up with new ways to insult you, your mother, and your deceased pet hamster."

The Linux 3.10-rc5 changes are scattered throughout the various subsystems to address various outstanding problems, but Linus hopes the 3.10-rc6 and later RCs will only be about fixing serious regressions.

Linus ended this week's announcement with, "Go out and test. And again - please don't make me curse you and your pets."

Some of the most pressing changes for the Linux 3.10 kernel are covered in this Phoronix 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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