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Linux Today – Linux 5.6 Released!

Linux Today – Linux 5.6 Released!

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(Other tales by Linus Torvalds)

So I will admit to vacillating between doing this 5.6 launch and doing
one other -rc.

This has a bit extra modifications than I would like, however they're largely from
davem's networking fixes pulls, and David feels cozy with them. And I
seemed over the diff, and none of it seems to be scary. It's simply barely
greater than I would have most popular at this stage - not does not actually appear
price delaying a launch over.

So about half the diff from the ultimate week is community driver fixlets,
and a few minor core networking fixes. Another 20% is tooling - largely
bpf and netfilter selftests (but in addition some perf work).

The relaxation is "misc" - largely random drivers (gpio, rdma, enter) and DTS
information. With a smattering of fixes elsewhere (a few afs fixes,
some vm fixes, and many others).

The shortlog is appended, nothing actually seems to be all that thrilling, and
many of the discussions I've seen are already about issues for the
subsequent merge window.

Which clearly opens now as of the discharge, and I will begin doing
pulls tomorrow. I have already got a few pull requests in pending in
my inbox - thanks.

And whereas I have not actually seen any actual signal of kernel improvement
being impacted by all of the coronavirus exercise - I believe quite a lot of us
make money working from home even usually, and my daughter laughed at me and referred to as
me a "social distancing champ" the opposite day - it could be price simply
mentioning: I feel we're all studying the information and barely
distracted. I am at present going by the belief that we'll have a
pretty regular 5.7 launch, and there does not appear to be any indicators
saying in any other case, however hey, individuals might have higher-than-typical causes
for lacking the merge window. Let me know if you already know of some
subsystem that finally ends up being affected.

So we'll play it by ear and see what occurs. It's not just like the merge
window is extra vital than your well being, or the well being of individuals
round you.

Linus

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