It's been two weeks, and the merge window for 4.8 is thus closed.
Due to travel last week, I actually still have a few pull requests pending in my inbox that I just wanted to take another look at before merging, but the large bulk of the merge window material has been merged, and I wanted to make sure there aren't any new ones coming in.
This seems to be building up to be one of the bigger releases lately, but let's see how it all ends up. The merge window has been fairly normal, although the patch itself looks somewhat unusual: over 20% of the patch is documentation updates, due to conversion of the drm and media documentation from docbook to the Sphinx doc format. There are other doc updates, but that's the big bulk of it.
If you ignore the documentation format change, things look fairly regular, with about 60% of the non-documentation diffs being drivers (gpu, networking, media, sound, etc) and about 15% being arch updates (arm, powerpc and x86 dominate, but there's mips and s390 too).
The rest is spread out - core networking, tooling (mainly perf), include files, core kernel, vfs and low-level filesystems (xfs stands out). Few areas escaped: