Linux 4.7-rc3 is the third Release Candidate version in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.7, the next major kernel branch, which should see the light of day sometime in mid-July. And, according to Mr. Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.7 RC3 appears to be a fairly quite release whose only major change is a fix for a pending NFS issue.
Looking at the appended shortlog, we can notice the addition of some new tests for the Btrfs file systems, many updated drivers, in particular GPU, networking, I2C, and RDMA ones, various architecture improvements, and an updated networking stack.
Next Sunday, the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.7 will continue with the fourth Release Candidate (RC) build, which should bring more changes and improvements to the upcoming kernel series that many GNU/Linux operating system will adopt and use as the default kernel.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht