---

Linus Torvalds Announces a Fairly Small Third Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate

According to Linus Torvalds, the third Release Candidate build of Linux kernel 4.8 consists of approximately 60% updated drivers for things like USB, GPU, networking, and EDAC, core networking improvements, various improvements to the XFS file systems, minor arch updates, and other small documentation and scheduler fixes. By the looks of it, Linux 4.8 should launch as the new stable kernel branch later next month or in the first week of October 2016 is it turns out to be a big release with eight RC builds instead of the usual seven that a normal kernel series receives during its development cycle.