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Linux 3.11-rc4 Kernel Brings More Changes

Linux Kernel

Published on 04 August 2013 05:27 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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It's time for another Sunday release of the Linux kernel. While it's out on schedule, the Linux 3.11-rc4 release carries about the same amount of changes as 3.11-rc3, which isn't making Linus Torvalds happy.

Linus Torvalds wrote in releasing the fourth release candidate for the Linux 3.11 kernel:
I had hoped things would start calming down, but rc4 is pretty much exactly the same size as rc3 was. That said, the patches seem a bit more spread out, and less interesting - which is a good thing. Boring is good. Let's keep it that way, and try to make for fewer patches for -rc5, ok? Because we are past half-way now, and I really want to see just fixes.

We've got some arch updates (arm, parisc), but most of this is drivers (mostly networking, usb and some drm updates). There's also some core networking changes. And the printk code movement looks big if you don't do git renames (ie like the patches I upload).

For those not familiar with the changes found in Linux 3.11, there's many new and exciting features.

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