Linux 4.17 rc1

So two weeks have passed, and the merge window was pretty normal and
is now closed.

This does not seem to be shaping up to be a particularly big release,
and there seems to be nothing particularly special about it. The most
special thing that happened is purely numerology: we've passed the six
million git objects mark, and that is reason enough to call the next
kernel 5.0. Except I probably won't, because I don't want to be too
predictable. The version numbers are meaningless, which should mean
that they don't even follow silly numerological rules - even if v3.0
and v4.0 happened to be at the 2M and 4M mark respectively.

But v5.0 will happen some day. And it should be meaningless. You have
been warned.