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Linux 3.8 rc4

Jan 18, 2013, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Hey, it's been another week already! In fact, it took me so much by
surprise that it's been an extra day. The whole "release in the middle
of the week" thing feels odd to me.

[ That actually got me to wonder what the most common day was, and
statistically I definitely do most releases on Sunday. The "git tip of
the week" looks like this:

git log --no-walk --pretty="%ad" $(git tag -l)

which can then be piped into

cut -d' ' -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
to see the full git tagging statistics ]

Anyway, with that digression, I can happily report that -rc4 is
smaller than -rc3 despite the extra day, although not by much. There's
not really a whole lot that stands out: apart from one new wireless
driver (the Atheros Wilocity driver) and some OMAP drm changes, the
diffstat looks pretty flat and spread out. Which just means lots of
small changes all over.
The ShortLog is appended, but it's basically 85% drivers, with over
half the patch being to the aforementioned new wireless one and the
OMAP drm changes. There's some other stuff there too, but it's largely
in the noise - small ARM and s390 updates (and a smattering of SuperH
and x86), a few tiny filesystem fixes, things like that.

Go forth and test. My gut feel is that things really are calming down.
And I'd hate to be proven wrong.

Linus

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