Linux 4.17-rc2 Kernel Released With Mostly Routine Changes

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 23 April 2018 at 05:32 AM EDT. 1 Comment
Linus Torvalds has announced the availability of the second weekly test release for what is becoming the Linux 4.17 kernel.

Linus noted that at this stage, 4.17-rc2 is looking fairly normal. There were tooling updates over the past week along with the usual smothering of architecture and driver updates.

Given the current pace, Linux 4.17.0 should debut by the middle of June assuming no major bugs come up. See our Linux 4.17 feature overview to learn more about the major changes of this next version of the Linux kernel.
Related News
About The Author
Michael Larabel

Michael Larabel is the principal author of and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter, LinkedIn, or contacted via

Popular News This Week