Linux 4.7-rc3 Kernel Has Been Released To End A Quiet Week
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 12 June 2016 at 11:20 AM EDT. 1 Comment
Linus Torvalds announced the release this morning of the Linux 4.7-rc3 kernel.

Linus noted in the 4.7-rc3 announcement, "Nothing particularly odd has been going on. As promised, rc3 has the fix for the NFS issue that was pending last rc. Not that anybody seems to have noticed (also as expected). The diffstat looks fairly normal and innocuous. There's more of a filesystem component to it than usual, but that's mostly some added new btrfs tests, and if you ignore that part it's all the normal stuff: drivers dominate (gpu and networking drivers are the bulk, but there's i2c, rdma, ...) with some arch updates, and general networking code. And the usual random stuff all over."

For those slacking on your daily reading of Phoronix, we have been covering Linux 4.7 at length and its many new features and benchmarks (as well as via

Linux 4.7 should be officially released in about five weeks.
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