Linux 4.14-rc2 Kernel Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 24 September 2017 at 08:22 PM EDT. 1 Comment
Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the second weekly test candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.14 kernel.

Linus mentioned of 4.14-rc2, "This was a fairly usual rc2, with a very quiet beginning of the week, and then most changes came in on Friday afternoon and Saturday (with the last few ones showing up Sunday morning). Normally I tend to dislike how that pushes most of my work into the weekend, but this time I took advantage of it, spending the quiet part of last week diving instead. Anyway, the only unusual thing worth noting here is that the security subsystem pull request that came in during the merge window got rejected due to problems, and so rc2 ends up with most of that security pull having been merged in independent pieces instead."

For those not familiar with the new Linux 4.14 changes, see our Linux 4.14 feature overview. The kernel this cycle tacked on a fair amount of new code but nothing too heavy.

More Linux 4.14 benchmarks are on the way at Phoronix. 4.14-rc2 remains codenamed the stale "Fearless Coyote."
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