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Linus Torvalds Outs the Seventh RC for Linux Kernel 4.9, Might Be the Last One

That’s right, Linus Torvalds just made his weekly announcement to inform the Linux community on the immediate availability of the seventh Release Candidate (RC7) development milestone for the upcoming Linux kernel 4.9 series, which has been delayed for a week due to the size of the patch. According to Linus Torvalds, Linux kernel 4.9 RC7 ships with mostly networking and architecture updates, but also a bunch of updated drivers for things like GPU, USB, IOMMU, I2C, and HID. An eBPF fix is also present, along with various filesystem fixes and core kernel improvements. Check out the appended shortlog for all the technical details.