A week ago Linus Torvalds was looking at releasing the Linux 2.6.31 kernel
in time for Labor Day
(tomorrow in the US), but he has decided against that and has now issued a ninth release candidate. Due to a last minute surge in commits against the Linux 2.6.31 kernel, Linus decided to hold off the release of this new kernel for a few days and instead issue Linux 2.6.31-rc9. This new release candidate brings a few fixes and other corrections (including some Intel KMS adjustments).
The Linux 2.6.31-rc9 kernel release announcement can be found at MARC.info
. It looks like the final release of Linux 2.6.31 will come later into this next week or a few days thereafter.