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Linux 3.7 rc2

Oct 22, 2012, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
For the last few months, it's almost become a habit of mine to make
the occasional release from the airport while flying out somewhere.
And this is another such one. Go free PDX airport wireless!

Anyway, it's been roughly a week, and -rc2 is out. The most noticeable
thing tends to be fixing various fallout issues - there's lots of
patches to finish up (and fix the fallout) from the UAPI include file
reorganization, for example, but there's also some changes to how
module signing is done etc etc.

In pure lines, the uapi stuff (even with rename detection) dwarfs
everything else, and the diffstat of -rc2 is very unusual. Instead of
the normal "65% drivers, random everything else", it's "50% arch
patches (largely uapi header files), 30% include (more uapi header
file changes, and 20% everything else".

But the appended shortlog is fairly readable, because the uapi changes
don't dominate there. Nothing really particular stands out. DRM and
USB driver changes, and various random fixes all over..

Have fun, and go forth and test,

Linus

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