Linux 4.0-rc2 Kernel Released After Delay Due To Intel DRM Driver

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 3 March 2015 at 12:42 PM EST. Add A Comment
Linus Torvalds released the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel this morning rather than on Sunday night due to having a i915 DRM graphics issue with one of his Apple Mac Mini computers. Aside from fixing up one of Torvalds' old systems, the Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel is a relatively mundane release.

The Linux 4.0-rc2 kernel just brings various bug/regression fixes now being in the post-merge-window for the big Linux 4.0 release. Linux 4.0 brings many features and improvements, as usual for each major kernel version.

Linus noted in the 4.0-rc2 release announcement from a few minutes ago, "Other than that little one-liner i915 fix? Not much, actually. It's been a very quiet week, for being this early in the release process. Sure, 3.19-rc2 was even smaller, so it continues a trend, but that was the xmas week. I hope this low volume is just because the 4.0 merge window itself was somewhat calmer than most recent releases."

Stay tuned four our Linux 4.0 kernel benchmarks on Phoronix in the days ahead.
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