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Linus Torvalds Kicks Off Development of Linux 4.12 with First Release Candidate

Linux kernel 4.12 RC1 is a pretty large patch that contains numerous additions, including support for AMD’s next-generation Radeon RX Vega GPUs, along with a new driver for Intel Atom IPUs (Image Processing Units). The rest of the changes consist of miscellaneous updates to various support hardware architectures, filesystems, networking drivers, headers, documentation, and core files. As usual, you can always study the appended shortlog if you’re curious to know what devices or drivers have been updated.