Linux Kernel 4.11 to Launch on April 30 as Linus Torvalds Released Eighth RC

According to Linus Torvalds, the release of Linux kernel 4.11 should have happened on Sunday, April 23, 2017, but things don’t always go as planned, and it looks like some last minute blockers, such as some nasty issues with the NVMe power management support, were discovered, which is the main reason we see the RC8 build. Linus Torvalds urges everyone willing to take this last Release Candidate of Linux kernel 4.11 for a test drive to go out and test the strange NVMe issue that also appears to affect some particular platforms. If everything goes well, we can expect to get our hands on the final release of Linux 4.11 on April 30, 2017, but it will take a while before we can update our systems.

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