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Linus Torvalds Is Confident That Linux Kernel 4.13 Won’t See Any Delays, RC5 Out Now

Last week’s RC4 release was bigger than usual, but it looks like the RC5 milestone is smaller, and things appear to progress pretty normally for the development cycle of Linux kernel 4.13. According to Linus Torvalds, the final release of the Linux 4.13 kernel series should not suffer any delays. As for the changes implemented in Linux kernel 4.13 RC5, we’re looking at the patch containing about 40% updated drivers, just under 40% improvements to various of the supported architectures, which is mainly due to a single MIPS BPF JIT file, and the rest of 20% is split between core networking and VM fixes, header files, and scripting updates.