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Linus Torvalds Announces the Sixth RC of Linux Kernel 4.9, Only Two More to Go

That’s right, the sixth RC of Linux kernel 4.9 is now ready for public testing, and, according to Linus Torvalds, it’s a fairly normal patch and things have stayed pretty calm since last week’s RC4 milestone. As for the changes, Linux kernel 4.9 RC6 ships with RDMA updates, GPU fixes, minor build and tooling improvements, several arch updates (ARM, PowerPC, x86, Xtensa), and other small changes here and there. Now that Linus Torvalds tells us there might be eight Release Candidate milestones released during the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.9, we can tell you that the final release is hitting the streets on December 11, 2016. But, shortly after that date, several rolling Linux distributions will adopt it, and we’ll finally be able to enjoy better AMD graphics on your Linux OSes.