Linux 4.2-rc8 Kernel Released: Official Release Pushed Back

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 24 August 2015 at 12:03 AM EDT. 13 Comments
Well, Linus Torvalds decided against releasing the Linux 4.2 kernel today.

A few minutes ago in Git he tagged 4.2-rc8 with evidently not being happy about the state of the kernel. Last week he wasn't entirely sure if another RC would be needed. As of posting this article, Torvalds has yet to send out a 4.2-rc8 release message.

At least when Linux 4.2 is ready to officially debut, it will offer to the world a lot of new features. As usual, performance benchmarks on the daily Git kernel code are done via our initiative.
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