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Linux Kernel 4.2-rc7

Linus Torvalds announced release candidate 7 of Linux Kernel 4.2. This will probably the last release candidate, before the final release.

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The final release of Linux Kernel 4.2 might come out next Sunday, depending on how many patches will be pushed until Sunday.

Release candidate 7 is a pretty small release, “with fairly normal statistics. 70% drivers (networking, ntb, xen, md, gpu), with the rest being mostly some architecture updates and some non-driver networking updates”, According to the official announcement.

Linus Torvalds states: “So for most releases these days, rc7 is our last rc, and next week would be the final 4.2 release. But this time around, I still haven’t quite made up my mind. At rc5 release time, I worried about a few remaining issues. Then, last Sunday at rc6 I was feeling pretty good about things. And now we’ve had another week, and we had some more fallout from the low-level x86 entry code rewrites, and I just don’t know.”

Head over here to read the complete announcement from Linus Torvalds.

Linux Kernel 4.2-rc7 is available for download at the Kernel.org website.