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Linux 4.17 rc3

Apr 30, 2018, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Linus Torvalds)
You all know the drill by now, and everything looks pretty normal. As
usual, we have an rc3 that is noticeably bigger than rc2 was. Whatever the
reason for the pattern (whether it just be "people have had time to find
bugs" or "people took a breather after the merge window"), the pattern is
alive and well.

And by now, I think we've fixed all the nastiest fall-out from the merge
window. In particular, the PTI large-page fallout that hit some people with
particular configurations should all be good.

But another marker of "things look normal" is that almost 60% of the patch
is driver fixes all over: networking, gpu, sound, scsi, usb, you name it.

Outside of drivers, we've got the usual architecture suspects: x86, arm64,
powerpc. Some generic networking fixes, and misc tooling (perf and
selftests). With some core kernel fixes in there too (mainly timers and
tracing, the first mainly because we sadly had to revert the nice
CLOCK_{MONOTONIC,BOOTTIME} unification because it turns out people really
do care about the differences).

Shortlog appended for the details.

Go out and test,

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