Linux 3.15-rc5 Was Released Early Because It's Big
Due to a complicated travel schedule and because -rc5 is already bigger than 3.15-rc3 and 3.15-rc4, the fifth weekly RC version of the Linux 3.15 kernel was released two days early.
Linus lately has been pretty committed to putting out new kernel versions on Sundays, but this time he did a Friday night release due to travel conflicts and RC5 being too large for this stage of the kernel cycle.
While Linux 3.15-rc5 is coming in heavy, Linus Torvalds isn't too mad about the situation:
I'd have been happier if it had been as small as rc4 was, it seems to all be solid fixes (famous last words). The interesting dcache list corruption I mentioned as being pending for rc4 is in, and it would be lovely if you have any VFS layer stress-testing that interacts with memory pressure, but the race was tiny to begin with, and the fix actually cleaned things up a lot and removed more lines than it added, so I feel good about it.
Those wishing to find out more about the Linux 3.15-rc5 release can see the kernel release announcement. Overall, there's many new features to the Linux 3.15 kernel.
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