Linus Torvalds Announces a Noticeably Bigger Linux 4.8 RC5 Kernel Release

Linus Torvalds Announces a Noticeably Bigger Linux 4.8 RC5 Kernel Release

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Linus Torvalds has announced the immediate availability of the fifth RC (Release Candidate) development milestone of the forthcoming Linux 4.8 kernel branch.
According to Linus Torvalds, who has hoped to see things starting to calm down in the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.8, the fifth RC introduces some improvements to the Mellanox MLX5 network driver, various changes to the OverlayFS and NFS filesystems, and some other minor improvements here and there.
If things are not calming down for the Linux 4.8 kernel series, and the next Release Candidate milestone turns out to be bigger than this one, then there might be an eighth RC released after all, which means that the final Linux 4.8 kernel will land on October 2, 2016, and not September 25 as initially hoped.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/linus-torvalds-announces-the-a-noticeably-bigger-linux-kernel-4-8-rc5-release-507939.shtml
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht

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