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Linux 3.15-rc3 Kernel Is Now Available With Normal Changes

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Published on 28 April 2014 12:15 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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The third weekly test release to the Linux 3.15 kernel is now available.

As Linus Torvalds pointed out in the 3.15-rc3 announcement, it's been a fairly straightforward week for being midway through the 3.15 kernel development cycle. There isn't any major pull requests coming in late to fix any big breaks, etc. Linus wrote, "So far, no big scares, and rc3 is appropriately smaller than rc2 was, so we're following the right trajectory here. The statistics look fairly normal too, with half drivers (input, usb, gpu, acpi, regulator..) and a third arch updates (much of it again arm dts files, but other arm and some um updates too). The rest is misc, but mainly concentrated in filesystem updates (btrfs and ext4)."

While things are calm now, the Linux 3.15 merge window a few weeks ago was very busy. If you are not yet familiar with the Linux 3.15 kernel features, be sure to read about the many great Linux 3.15 additions.

Now that things are coming down within the kernel tree and that all early fallout to the Linux 3.15 kernel have been addressed, this week I should be able to proceed with my usual benchmarking of the EXT4/Btrfs/XFS/F2FS file-systems, Intel/Radeon/Nouveau DRM graphics tests, and other Intel/AMD/ARM CPU benchmarks... Early on in Linux 3.15 I hit some file-system fall-out and Radeon DRM graphics issues, but it looks like Linux 3.15-rc3 might be in good shape for beginning to run a horde of Linux 3.15 benchmarks for publication on Phoronix.com in the days ahead using the Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software.

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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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