Linux Kernel 4.12 Could Launch on July 2 as Linus Torvalds Announces Last RC

The Linux kernel 4.12 RC7 release is here with a bunch of changes that should improve the compatibility, stability, and security of your devices. As expected, the biggest part of the update are driver improvements, in particular for networking, GPU, SCSI target, input, HID, PINCTRL, block, and sound. The rest of the patch consists of updates to various hardware architectures, most notably PowerPC (PPC), but there are some small fixes to the ARM64 (AArch64), MIPS, s390 and x86 ones too. Besides that, Linux kernel 4.12 RC7 includes some generic networking fixes, and minor core kernel and scripts changes.