Linus Torvalds Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year, Releases Linux Kernel 4.15 RC6

Linus Torvalds doesn’t take a break, not even on New Year’s Eve, and he just announced the release of the sixth RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the upcoming Linux 4.15 kernel series. It looks like the development of Linux kernel 4.15 wasn’t interrupted by the winter holidays, nor the new year’s celebrations, so public testers can now get their hands on the sixth Release Candidate, which brings lots of x86 updates, updated USB, RDMA, networking, and sound drivers, some perf tooling, as well as core networking and IRQ fixes. “One last RC at the end of the year – and a Happy New Year to everybody,” says Linus Torvalds in the mailing list announcement. “This would have been a very quiet week, if it wasn’t for the final x86 PTI stuff – and that shows in the diffstat too. About half the rc6 work is x86 updates. The timing for this isn’t wonderful, but it all looks nice and clean.”Linu… (read more)

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