Linux 3.18 Kernel Released, But It Doesn't Fix That Odd Regression
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 7 December 2014 at 07:19 PM EST. 9 Comments
LINUX KERNEL --
As anticipated, Linus Torvalds officially released the Linux 3.18 kernel this Sunday evening.

The Linux 3.18 kernel is now out there though that nasty lockup issue has still yet to be resolved. Dave Jones is nearing the end of bisecting the issue, but since it also affects Linux 3.17 and not too many people seem to get hit by the lockups, Linus Torvalds decided to go ahead and do the 3.18 release on schedule. Linus was also concerned that dragging out the 3.18 release would then complicate the Linux 3.19 merge window due to the holidays later this month.

The Linux 3.18 kernel presents a lot of new features worth writing home about, but then again we're already excited about the Linux 3.19 activity.

Linux 3.18 is codenamed the Diseased Newt and Torvalds' official release announcement can be read on the Indiana kernel mailing list.

Now the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window is open for two weeks of exciting changes.

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