Ready to test out a new kernel? Well, hopefully, as Linus Torvalds has just announced the Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel in time for the weekend. The Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel will reportedly fix a number of regressions that were present in Linux 2.6.31-rc4 and earlier and there are some other updates too. The changes in Linux 2.6.31-rc5 are scattered throughout, but there is an updated ATI kernel mode-setting module
worth noting along with a few new Linux drivers.
The new Linux drivers that were added in the Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel include at_hdmac, uc2322, gspca/sn9c20x, and a ds2782 battery driver. For those looking forward to USB 3.0 support on Linux, the USB-3 XHCI support was updated in this new release candidate too. The Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org