Re: Linux 4.17-rc1

From: Jonathan Corbet
Date: Mon Apr 16 2018 - 14:06:55 EST

On Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:55:38 -0700
Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> End result: we actually removed more lines than we added:
> 13538 files changed, 627723 insertions(+), 818855 deletions(-)
> which is probably a first. Ever. In the history of the universe. Or at
> least kernel releases.

For the curious...that's not quite the case. We shrunk a bit for 2.6.36,
due to the removal of all those defconfig files. 3.17 was also slightly
smaller than 3.16 - removal of POWER3 and a whole bunch of staging stuff.
So...third time's the charm!

Of course, one could look at the numbers involved and conclude that a
release with more lines removed than added is a harbinger of a dot-zero
release in the near future :)