Linux Kernel 4.8 Could Land October 2 As Linus Torvalds Announces the...

Linux Kernel 4.8 Could Land October 2 As Linus Torvalds Announces the Seventh RC

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According to Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.8 Release Candidate 7 is once again bigger in patches than he was expecting it to be. Last week, we reported that things were calming down and that this series would be a normal one with seven RCs, but it now looks like it won’t happen, and one more RC release should come out next week, on September 25, 2016.
As for the changes included in the RC7 build of Linux kernel 4.8, we can notice various core networking fixes, the usual driver updates (this time for things like PCMCIA, NVMe, and RDMA), a bunch of improvements to some of the supported hardware architectures, as well as some KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and perf fixes, along with the standard core kernel enhancements.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/linux-kernel-4-8-could-land-october-2-as-linus-torvalds-announces-the-seventh-rc-508428.shtml
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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