Linux 5.12-rc4 Released - The 5.12 Kernel Is Still Looking Good

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 21 March 2021 at 06:41 PM EDT. 2 Comments
The fourth weekly release candidate to Linux 5.12 is now available for testing ahead of its anticipated stable release next month.

Linux 5.12 overall continues to be quite calm and much better off than early on when 5.12-rc1 was rocked by a nasty data corruption issue.

Linus Torvalds simply wrote of 5.12-rc4, "Very much an average rc4, possibly just a tad on the smaller side of average. Nothing here particularly stands out. The diffstat looks a bit more spread out than it perhaps normally would do, because of the removal of the (never used) MODULE_SUPPORTED_DEVICE() thing that causes some trivial line removal in various drivers, but not only did it never do anything, it wasn't actually even all that common (ie it certainly wasn't a "most drivers" kind of situation)."

Thus barring anything nasty from coming up late in the cycle, Linux 5.12 is looking good for being another average and on-schedule release.

See our Linux 5.12 feature overview to learn more about what's to be found in this next major kernel release.
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