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Linux 3.12 Merge Window Closes With Release of Linux 3.12-rc1 47

hypnosec writes "Linus Torvalds has released Linux 3.12-rc1, marking the first major development in over two weeks for the forthcoming successor of the Linux 3.11 kernel. Announcing the closure of the 3.12 merge window, Torvalds said in the release announcement that the window was fairly normal. Dissecting the updates, he noted that 73 percent of them are related to drivers, 12 percent related to architecture updates, and 6 percent related to file systems. ... Torvalds liked the 'scalability improvements that got merged this time around.' Torvalds also mentioned the tty layer locking getting resolved, and work on dentry refcount scalability."
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Linux 3.12 Merge Window Closes With Release of Linux 3.12-rc1

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  • by jellomizer ( 103300 ) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @10:24AM (#44872853)

    A Slashdot post for every minor release of the Linux kernel.
    I was ok with Linux Kernel 3.11, as it kinda made fun of the Popular Windows 3.11 version.
    Also when Linux lost his stuff when his Hard Drive died.
    But to fill stories with every Minor release, it gets kinda silly.

    • I've been accused of being a Linux fanboy and even I agree.

      Of course, I've also been accused of being a Microsoft shill and an Oracle shill. I AM a Linux kernel dev, barely, so yeah, that qualifies me as being a fan, I suppose.

      * My name is in the kernel CHANGELOG exactly once.

    • I particularly don't like Linus stories that don't portray him as swearing tyrant who is out of touch and preventing Linux from widespread adoption.
    • by delt0r ( 999393 )
      You can always not click on such stories and not post on them either. Seriously why do you have to click on every /. story? Your brain broken or something?
    • by drinkypoo ( 153816 ) <martin.espinoza@gmail.com> on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @10:59AM (#44873133) Homepage Journal

      I was ok with Linux Kernel 3.11, as it kinda made fun of the Popular Windows 3.11 version.

      I think I speak for everyone here at Slashdot when I say that it's a massive relief that you were OK with Slashdot reporting on Linux Kernel 3.11.

      However, I'm sure you don't speak for everyone here on Slashdot when you complain about kernel release news. More than a few of us are interested in such things, and would like to discuss the releases here on Slashdot, preferably with a minimum of whining. You've already used up the quota here...

    • Agreed, keep that on linux.com.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @10:26AM (#44872881)

    I looked at the headline and thought it said Linux was to merge with Windows

  • nothing noteworthy (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Cyko_01 ( 1092499 ) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @10:44AM (#44873001) Homepage
    so let me get this straight. linus says this release is "fairly normal" (ie. nothing special), and someone thought "hey I should post this to slashdot!"?
    • by Kjella ( 173770 )

      I find that fairly normal. Par for the course, you might say.

    • What's more amazing is that somebody then thought "that's so outrageous I need to post a complaint about it!"

    • Yes, normal in that did he go ballistic on somebody during the merge over a badly written fix or did he just take it out on his SSD?

  • A cursory reading of the headline made me think for a moment that a merge of Linux and Windows is getting closer.

    Damn Title Case.

    Damn information overload and the resulting quick readings.

  • how many of those "fixes" are backdoors secretly planted by the NSA?

    I know linus does his kernel work on an isolated computer (no internet connection) but the NSA doesn't mind a little breaking and entering to install malware on a high value target like that.

    • by Bengie ( 1121981 )
      The history of all Kernel changes are stored publicly in GIT and can be validated using checksums. But I still enjoy the humor :p
  • It's best to mix up your adjectives a bit. If you have someone "note" everything, it gets boring rather quickly. If you get stuck, "said' or "wrote" are good options.

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