Linux 4.3-rc5: The Cycle Is Going Smooth

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 11 October 2015 at 03:51 PM EDT. Add A Comment
Linus Torvalds just released the Linux 4.3-rc5 kernel as the latest weekly development release leading up to Linux 4.3.

About 4.3-rc5, Linus noted in the release announcement, "The 4.3 release cycle continues to be fairly smooth - knock wood. There's nothing particularly worrying here: we had some annoying fallout from the new strscpy stuff (it's not actually *used* anywhere yet, but we had build failures on some architectures), and a vfs layer change uncovered an ancient and fascinating ext[34] bug, but on the whole things look pretty normal."

Overall, Linux 4.3 looks very exciting. Daily kernel benchmarks on Ubuntu and Fedora continue to be done over at
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