Normally the Kbuild pull requests for the Linux kernel merge windows tend to not be too noteworthy, but it's a bit different this time around for Linux 4.7.
Since yesterday all 12+ of my systems running daily mainline Linux kernel benchmarks have failed to boot when using Linux 4.7 Git.
The Linux kernel has been working on many Year 2038 fixes for a while now but the work is not over. Another pull request was sent in for the Linux 4.7 kernel in trying to prepare the VFS layer with Y2038 fixes.
The DRM subsystem updates have been submitted for the Linux 4.7 kernel. This is a big pull with more than 80,000 lines of new code for the mainline kernel!
Greg Kroah-Hartman has sent in his various pull requests for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window.
We are just a few days into the two-week merge window for the Linux 4.7 merge window. But given all of the pull requests already sent in so far, here's a quick recap of what's been submitted for this next major version of the Linux kernel.
James Morris has made known the security subsystem updates intended for the Linux 4.7 kernel and it includes one addition worth mentioning.
Jiri Kosina sent in the pull requests today for the subsystems he is responsible for, including the HID area. Here are the changes from that stack coming to Linux 4.7.
David Miller sent in his big networking subsystem pull request today full of new features for the Linux 4.7 merge window.
The latest fun stuff worth mentioning for the Linux 4.7 kernel merge window are the ACPI and power management updates.
Ingo Molnar is once again quite punctual with submitting his pull requests for a newly-opened kernel cycle. One of his noteworthy updates mailed in today were for the kernel's scheduler changes.
As expected, Linus Torvalds has officially released the Linux 4.6 kernel.
The lead maintainer of GrSecurity, Brad Spengler, that is a set of patches to the Linux kernel for providing security enhancements has written an opinion piece about the Linux 4.6 kernel security.
With Linux 4.6 expected today, here's a look at some of the features we can hope to see merged over the next two weeks once the Linux 4.7 merge window opens.
If all goes well before the day is through will be the release of the Linux 4.6 kernel. If you've been behind on your Phoronix readings the past few weeks, here are the highlights to look forward to with Linux 4.6.
The CPUFreq driver for CPU frequency scaling will have a new governor available with the Linux 4.7 kernel that's soon entering development.
Yet another DRM kernel driver has been queued into DRM-Next for landing with Linux 4.7.
The seventh weekly release candidate to the Linux 4.6 kernel is now available.
On top of the new ARC PGU driver and Allwinner driver there is yet another new Direct Rendering Manager driver set to land for Linux 4.7.
Several Git branches were pulled in the past few hours into DRM-Next as preparation work for having the Direct Rendering Manager feature updates ready for the Linux 4.7 merge window later this month.
The VC4 kernel DRM driver for the Raspberry Pi has seen a few more features primed in time for the Linux 4.7 merge window.
For those not busy partying around the Maypole today, the Linux 4.6-rc6 kernel is now available as the latest weekly test candidate of the Linux 4.6 kernel.
More relevant than the ARC PGU DRM driver that was merged this week is a DRM display driver for more common hardware: Allwinner SoCs. The Allwinner DRM driver has been accepted into DRM-Next for in turn landing with Linux 4.7.
David Airlie has pulled the ARC PGU DRM driver into his DRM-Next tree for in turn landing with the Linux 4.7 kernel.
PulseAudio gained support for utilizing the Linux kernel's memfd as a transport mechanism as spearheaded by the systemd/KDBUS crew.
Stephan Mueller has published his second version of the in-development patches of the Linux Random Number Generator (LRNG) that seeks to provide a new, drop-in replacement for Linux's /dev/random implementation.
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 4.6-rc5 kernel a brief time ago.
There are both Radeon/AMDGPU and Intel DRM driver fixes queued up for Linux Git this week and will find their way into Linux 4.6-rc5.
Already it's looking like the research from the recently covered The Linux Scheduler: a Decade of Wasted Cores that called out the Linux kernel in being a poor scheduler is having an impact.
Another Sunday night, another Linux kernel release candidate.
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