Re: Linux 4.1-rc1

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Mon Apr 27 2015 - 08:51:34 EST

On Sun, Apr 26, 2015 at 06:32:25PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> It's been a normal merge window, and I'm releasing according to the
> normal schedule. The few days of travel didn't seem to matter, as I
> had internet access at all times.
> The merge window is pretty normal in terms of what got merged too.
> Just eyeballing the size, it looks like this is going to fit right in
> - while 4.0 was a bit smaller than usual, 4.1 seems to be smack dab in
> the middle of the normal range for the last couple of years. And all
> the patch statistics look normal as well: the bulk of the changes are
> to drivers (just under 60% of the patch), with arch updates being
> about 20% of it all, and the rest is spread all over.
> No earth-shattering new features come to mind, even if initial support
> for ACPI on arm64 looks funny. Depending on what you care about, your
> notion of "big new feature" may differ from mine, of course. There's a
> lot of work all over, and some of it might just make a big difference
> to your use cases.
> So go out and test. Even -rc1, as raw as it may sometimes be, has
> tended to be pretty good. It's not that scary. Promise.

Build results:
total: 123 pass: 115 fail: 8
Failed builds:

Qemu test results:
total: 30 pass: 27 fail: 3
Failed tests:

Good news is that there are patches waiting to be applied which fix all the
above build problems.

score: Fix exception handler label [1]
xtensa: Provide dummy dma_alloc_attrs() and dma_free_attrs() [2]
mips: Fix SMP builds [3]
spi: bcm2835: Add GPIOLIB dependency [4]


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