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Linux 3.11-rc3 Kernel Brings In Many More Patches

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Published on 29 July 2013 11:01 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The third release candidate is out for the Linux 3.11 kernel and it incorporates many more patches -- too many more than Linus Torvalds would prefer at this time.

While Torvalds has been calling for more regression fixes ahead of Linux 3.11-rc2, now he's saying he wants less patches -- and for those to be strictly regression fixes.

He wrote in the Linux 3.11-rc3 announcement, "-rc3 has about 50% more commits than -rc2 did. Part of it is that a few people missed rc2, but part of it is that people just sent me more. Please stop. It's summer. It's nice outside. Take the kids to the pool or something. Send me just regression fixes. Otherwise I'll have to start shouting at people again."

The changes in Linux 3.11-rc3 is mostly just the usual driver churn and architecture updates and then bug-fixes scattered throughout. If you're not familiar with Linux 3.11, read about its new and best features for the exciting kernel upgrade.

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