Linux 5.12-rc6 Released - A "Positively Tiny" Easter Kernel
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 4 April 2021 at 06:16 PM EDT. 4 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
Linus Torvalds put out Linux 5.12-rc6 on schedule even with the Easter holiday and it's a delightfully small update.

While last week Linus Torvalds was becoming concerned over the size of the kernel at this stage of development, over the past week it's trended down lower. In fact, Torvalds referred to it as a "positively tiny" update in his Easter day message.

If this trend holds, Linux 5.12 stable should be out in two weeks and won't need additional release candidates. As for the changes found in Linux 5.12-rc6, it's the usual smothering of random fixes at this stage.

Linux 5.12 is looking good and is coming with many new features and improvements.
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