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Linux 3.14-rc6 Kernel: Things Still Aren't Calm

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Published on 10 March 2014 09:08 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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Linus Torvalds has announced his sixth weekly release candidate to the Linux 3.14 kernel, but the situation isn't exactly calm yet for the Shuffling Zombie Juror.

In announcing Linux 3.14-rc6 on late Sunday night, Torvalds wrote:
We're getting closer to the end of the rc cycle, and I have to admit that I would have wished for a less bumpy ride.

There haven't been any huge problems, but there's been quite a few small bumps that shouldn't happen this late in the release cycle. And rc6 is noticeably bigger than rc5 was, as well.

So I'm really hoping that the upcoming week will be calmer, because otherwise I'll start thing rc8 and even rc9..

That said, there's nothing really fundamentally scary here. Small stupid mistakes, and a few late reverts of commits that turned out to not be so great, but the bulk is trivial fixes. So I'm still reasonably optimistic.

Linus
See our overview of the Linux 3.14 features for those out of the loop and our dozens of articles and performance benchmarks on Linux 3.14.

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