Re: Linux 5.12-rc8

From: Guenter Roeck
Date: Sun Apr 18 2021 - 22:06:42 EST

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 03:02:49PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Ok, so it's been _fairly_ calm this past week, but it hasn't been the
> kind of dead calm I would have taken to mean "no rc8 necessary".
> So here we are, with an extra rc to make sure things are all settled
> down. It's not _that_ rare: this is the fifth time in the 5.x series
> we've ended up with an rc8, but I have to admit that I prefer it when
> a release doesn't end up needing that extra week.
> Because let's keep it to just one extra week, ok? We have occasionally
> done rc9's too, but I really don't expect that this time around.
> About half of this is once more networking, with driver and bpf
> verifier fixes standing out. Other than that it's mostly other driver
> updates (gpu, dmaengine, HID, input, nvdimm) and arch updates (mainly
> arm and arm64).
> And a number of one-liner build fixes for unusual configurations.
> So it's not tiny, but it's all small enough that you can easily scan
> through the shortlog below and get a fair sense of what's going on.
> Let's plan on a final 5.12 release next weekend - but please do give
> it one last test to check that it is all solid. Ok?

Build results:
total: 151 pass: 151 fail: 0
Qemu test results:
total: 461 pass: 461 fail: 0