Linux 4.9-rc4 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 5 November 2016 at 09:27 PM EDT. 10 Comments
Linus Torvalds has done another Saturday release of the latest Linux kernel release candidate.

Linux 4.9-rc4 was released tonight rather than his usual Sunday release cadence. He explained in the release announcement, "So it's once again a Saturday afternoon rather than Sunday, this time because I felt this rc was already big enough. Part of the size likely comes just from the fact that 4.9 is big and has some fundamental changes: we have various fixups for drivers and filesystems that triggered the whole "stack is now viirtually mapped, and physical addresses don't work" issue."

There are also networking fixes and more. This release also has many DRM / GPU related fixes of interest to Phoronix readers.

More details on Linux 4.9-rc4 via the release announcement on the kernel mailing list. (And sadly, no new Linux 4.9 codename yet.)
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