Linux 4.4-rc2 Kernel Released

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 22 November 2015 at 08:02 PM EST. 4 Comments
Linus Torvalds has just released the second weekly test build for the Linux 4.4 kernel.

One week past the close of the Linux 4.4 merge window. 4.4-rc2 is primarily focused on bug/regression fixes. If you missed all of the Phoronix coverage over the Linux 4.4 feature merge period, read A Look At The New Features Of The Linux 4.4 Kernel.

The 4.4-rc2 codename remains at "Blurry Fish Butt." As of writing this post, Linus Torvalds has yet to mail out the official 4.4-rc2 announcement with any extra commentary.

Our daily Linux kernel Git benchmarking continues at while all of our specialized Linux tests atop 4.4 are continuing to be run to look at the different feature additions.

Update: Torvalds' 4.4-rc2 release announcement has now been posted.
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