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Linus Torvalds Announces Ridiculously Small Second Linux 4.10 Release Candidate

With a total of 26 changes, according to the appended shortlog, Linux kernel 4.10 Release Candidate 2 is extremely small for an RC build, but Linus Torvalds decided not to skip it and interrupt the development cycle of Linux 4.10 just because of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Among the changes introduced by Linux kernel 4.10 RC2, we can mention a bunch of DAX and networking improvements, such as support for Realtek RTL8168 series add-on card, as well as minor IPVLAN, IPv4, TIPC, and Open vSwitch changes, and some small ARM64, x86, crypto, EXT2, EXT4, SMP, and mm fixes.