kernel news – 12.08.2013

Posted: August 12, 2013 in kernel

-Linus announces 3.11-rc5:

Sadly, the numerology doesn’t quite work out, and while releasing the
final 3.11 today would be a lovely coincidence (Windows 3.11 was
released twenty years ago today), it is not to be.

Instead, we have 3.11-rc5.

Which is showing signs of calming down, and is noticeably smaller than
previous rc’s (both in number of commits and in size of patch). Let’s
hope that trend isn’t just a fluke.

There really doesn’t seem to be anything major here. The radeon
changes are likely the most noticeable, but many of them are for the
dynamic power management that is still off by default.. Other than
that, misc media fixes, arch updates, some small filesystem updates
etc. Nothing really stands out.

-Speaking of announcing kernels, Greg Kroah-Hartman announces kernels
3.0.90, 3.4.57 and 3.10.6.

-Finally, James Bottomley has SCSI fixes for -rc4:

This is three bug fixes: An fnic warning caused by sleeping under a
lock, a major regression with our updated WRITE SAME/UNMAP logic which
caused tons of USB devices (and one RAID card) to cease to function and
a megaraid_sas firmware initialisation problem which causes kdump


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