Linux 4.1-rc8 Marks The Final Test Before The Linux 4.1 Kernel Debut
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 14 June 2015 at 10:22 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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Linus Torvalds just released the Linux 4.1-rc8 kernel as the final planned test version before the official Linux 4.1 release.

As expected, Linus released 4.1-rc8 today rather than the official Linux 4.1.0 kernel due to his summer holidays, but is planning to release 4.1 next weekend and then commence the Linux 4.2 kernel merge window next week when he's back at home.

While Linux 4.1-rc8 is a dragged out weekly release, it was useful in that there's been some MD fixes and an assortment of other random driver fixes that can now be tested over the next week while Linus is on holidays.

More details via his release announcement. For those not familiar with Linux 4.1, there are many new features coming. Daily benchmarks of the Linux kernel development Git code continue to be done at LinuxBenchmarking.com.
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