Linux 3.1 rc4
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From Linus Torvalds <>
Date Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:52:43 -0700
Subject Linux 3.1-rc4
We're back on track on weekly -rc releases.
I don't know what to say about this one. -rc3 had fewer new
commits than -rc4 does, and I don't like that trend. I'm not happy
about the size of some of the changes (iscsi target, some other
random drivers), but at the same time I have to say that absolutely
nothing here makes me feel worried. Most of the changes are
*really* trivial, and the ones that are a bit bigger tend to be to
pretty esoteric areas. For example, sparc shows up in the dirstat
as one of the bigger changes,and that's just because there's a
biggish signal handling change to fix a rather obscure test. But
for the life of me I can't really get worried about it.
Or how about the wiimote driver changes? Or the iscsi target
In other words, most people won't notice - and the remaining
stuff is really small one-liners spread out (mostly in drivers). If
you look at the old-style - non-rename-aware - patches, the XFS
changes look big and scary, but they're all just file renames.
Anyway, go wild and please do test. The appended shortlog gives
a reasonable idea of the changes, but they really aren't that
So I definitely *am* hoping that -rc5 will be smaller. But at
the same time, I continue to be pretty happy about the state of 3.1
so far. But maybe it's just that my meds are finally working.
Linus "I don't think I've really flamed anybody
this week" Torvalds