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Linux 4.8 Released

Oct 02, 2016, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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So the last week was really quiet, which maybe means that I could
probably just have skipped rc8 after all. Oh well, no real harm done.

This obviously means that the merge window for 4.9 is open, and I
appreciate the people who already sent in some pull requests early due
to upcoming travel or other reasons. I'll start pulling things
tomorrow, and have even the most eager developers and testers
hopefully test the final 4.8 release before the next development
kernels start coming ;)

Anyway, there's a few stragging fixes since rc8 listed below: it's a
mixture of arch fixes (arm, mips, sparc, x86), drivers (networking,
nvdimm, gpu) and generic code (some core networking, with a few
filesystem, cgroup and and vm things).

All of it pretty small, and there really aren't that many of them. Go
forth and test,

Linus

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