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Linux 3.0 rc6

Jul 05, 2011, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])


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" From Linus Torvalds <>
Subject Linux 3.0-rc6 ..

and a happy Independence Day to all the US kernel people out there.

There is not a lot to be said about -rc6. The biggest part by far is the inclusion of the intel isci driver - I was admittedly a bit doubtful about it, but it's not like it is going to cause regressions for any existing Linux users, so whatever.

And quite frankly, Christoph Hellwig has now _twice_ said good things about that driver, which is pretty unusual. It might mean that the driver is great. Of course, it's way more likely that space aliens are secretly testing their happy drugs on Christoph. Or maybe he's just naturally mellowing.

Other than the isci driver, the rest really is just lots of random small stuff. It's getting to the point where I'm thinking I should just release 3.0, because it's been pretty quiet, and the fixes haven't been earth-shakingly exciting. Some drm (radeon and intel) fixes might be noticeable to more people, the rest would tend to be pretty esoteric.

And so, I'm off to make s'mores,


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