One last rc at the end of the year - and a Happy New Year to everybody!
This would have been a very quiet week, if it wasn't for the final x86 PTI stuff - and that shows in the diffstat too. About half the rc6 work is x86 updates. The timing for this isn't wonderful, but it all looks nice and clean.
Outside of the x86 updates, it's misc driver updates (usb, networking, rdma, sound), some perf tooling, and misc random stuff (core networking, some irq fixes).
With all the x86 pti work coming in late in the rc like this, I'm by now almost guaranteed to do an rc8 this release, not because there are any known problems, but simply because of the timing of the patches.