Linux 3.9-rc1: "There's Changes All Over The Place"
Linus Torvalds released the first release candidate for the Linux 3.9 kernel on Sunday afternoon. He says with this kernel there's changes all over the place, but the merge window was a bit rocky but fortunately with all of the nasty bugs "each time people were on them like paparazzi on Justin Bieber."
The highlights to the Linux 3.9 kernel that Linus points out in his -rc1 announcement is the new Metag and ARC CPU architecture ports, lots of ARM work, MIPS doing some clean-ups, EXT4/Btrfs file-system improvements, and the usual scenario where the bulk of the changes are within the Linux drivers.
Last week I wrote about my Top Features of the Linux 3.9 kernel. Over the past two weeks there's also been tons of Phoronix articles covering the other interesting changes to this next big Linux kernel update.
Embedded below is Torvalds' 3.9-rc1 announcement in full:
It's been two weeks (ok, thirteen days, but close enough), and the merge window is closed, and I've cut the 3.9-rc1 release.
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