Linux 4.9-rc2 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 23 October 2016 at 08:37 PM EDT. 26 Comments
Linux 4.9-rc2 is now available as the latest test release of this forthcoming kernel update.

Over the past week there's been a fair number of merges of bug/regression fixes for this stage of Linux 4.9 development, one week since the closure of the merge window.

We've already written a lot about Linux 4.9, including our detailed Linux 4.9 feature overview for those interested in the fun changes of this next kernel release.

Linux 4.9-rc2 can be obtained via Git. The Git tag has been there for a while but as of yet Linus Torvalds has yet to send out any release announcement.

Update: Torvalds' has now sent out the release message. In there he is encouraging people to test the kernel with the virtually mapped stacks (CONFIG_VMAP_STACK) as so far it's looking like it might be causing some kernel crashes. Plus there's the wide assortment of other work for a kernel at the RC2 stage.
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