We've had a normal merge window, and it's now early Sunday afternoon, and it's getting closed as has been the standard rule for a long while now.
Everything looks fairly regular - it's a tiny bit larger (in commit counts) than the few last merge windows have been, but not bigger enough to really raise any eyebrows. And there's nothing particularly odd in there either that I can think of: just a bit over half of the patch is drivers, with the next big area being arch updates. Which is pretty much the rule for how things have been forever by now.
Outside of that, the documentation and tooling (perf and selftests) updates stand out, but that's actually been a common pattern for a while now too, so it's not really surprising either. And the rest is all the usual core stuff - filesystems, core kernel, networking, etc.
The pipe rework patches are a small drop in the ocean, but ended up being the most painful part of the merge for me personally. They clearly weren't quite ready, but it got fixed up and I didn't have to revert them. There may be other problems like that that I just didn't see and be involved in, and didn't strike me as painful as a result ;)
We're missing some VFS updates, but I think we'll have Al on it for the next merge window. On the whole, considering that this was a big enough release anyway, I had no problem going "we can do that later".
As usual, even the shortlog is much too large to post, and nobody would have the energy to read through it anyway. My mergelog below gives an overview of the top-level changes so that you can see the different subsystems that got development. But with 12,500+ non-merge commits, there's obviously a little bit of everything going on.
Go out and test (and special thanks to people who already did, and started sending reports even during the merge window),
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