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Linux Kernel 4.10 Delayed by a Week, Last Release Candidate Is Now Available

Linux kernel 4.10 RC8 is now available for public testing despite the fact that not much has happened since last week’s RC7 snapshot, which should have been the last in the series. But things don’t always go as planned, and it looks like there were a bunch of small last-minute regression fixes that needed to be implemented. As for the changes implemented in this last RC build of Linux kernel 4.10, we can mention the usual driver updates, various improvements to x86, PowerPC (PPC) and ARM architectures, some networking and some filesystem fixes, and a little bit of documentation, perf, header files, and tooling changes.