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Linus Torvalds Announces the Second Linux Kernel 4.8 Release Candidate Build

Linux kernel 4.8 entered development last week, when the merge window was officially closed and the first Release Candidate development milestone released to the world. According to Linus Torvalds, the second RC build is here to update more drivers, even more hardware architectures, as well as to fix issues for supported filesystems and add some extra mm work. Linus Torvalds invites everyone to go out and test the second Release Candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel series, which should be ready for use in production environments sometime at the end of September or the second day of October, depending if it will get the usual seven RC development milestones or eight if some problems occur during its development cycle.