Re: Linux 4.4-rc1

From: Shuah Khan
Date: Wed Nov 18 2015 - 09:46:23 EST

On Sun, Nov 15, 2015 at 6:24 PM, Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> So it's Sunday, two weeks has passed, and so 4.4-rc1 is out there and
> the merge window is closed.
> As usual, the full shortlog is much too big to post, so appended is
> the usual shortlog of just my merges, which just shows who I did pulls
> from, with a very short comment on each merge.
> Just looking at the patch itself, things look fairly normal at a high
> level, possibly a bit more driver-heavy than usual with about 75% of
> the patch being drivers, and 10% being architecture updates. The
> remaining 15% is documentation, filesystem, core networking (as
> opposed to network drivers), tooling and some core infrastructure.
> The driver changes are all over, although staging, networking and GPU
> drivers stand out (and those three areas account for over half of the
> driver changes - roughly 40% of the whole patch).
> On the architecture side, ARM (when counting both 32-bit and 64-bit)
> accounts for about half the changes, with x86, powerpc, mips, chris
> and s390 accounting for the other half.
> Go out and test.

I ran into the same VPN bug that was reported in 4.3. This bug is very pesky.
VPN connection works just fine and subsequent web access fails. It took me
a couple of hours to trace it back to the kernel, after investigating
the obvious
suspects (routers, network connections etc.)

I am hoping the fix gets into 4.4-rc2 as well as 4.3.1

I tested the fix on 4.3 and 4.4-rc1 on my VPN setup

-- Shuah
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