Linux 4.10-rc1

From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Dec 25 2016 - 19:41:57 EST

It's Christmas Day, and it's two weeks since the merge window opened.
Thus, the merge window is now closed.

I did a few final pulls today, but I also rejected a couple of pulls
that came in late in the window and looked dodgy. You know who you

On the whole, this wasn't all that big a release - nothing like 4.9.
Although it wasn't tiny either. I think 4.7 was smaller. 4.8 might
have been too. It's xmas day, and right now I can't be arsed to
actually do the statistics I'd normally do.

Everything looks pretty normal, although we had an unusual amount of
tree-wide final cleanups in the last days of the merge window. But the
general statistics look fairly common: a bit over half is drivers,
maybe slightly less arch updates than normal, and a fair amount of
documentation updates due to the sphinx conversion. And then the usual
misc noise all over, although the perf tooling updates do stand out.

The shortlog is much too big, as it always is during the merge window,
so as usual you just get the merge-log.



Al Viro (3):
vfs updates
more vfs updates
final vfs updates

Alex Williamson (1):
VFIO updates

Alexandre Belloni (1):
RTC updates

Andrew Morton (3):
more updates
final set of updates

Arnd Bergmann (7):
ARM SoC non-urgent fixes
ARM SoC platform updates
ARM SoC defconfig updates
ARM SoC 64-bit updates
ARM DT updates
ARM 64-bit DT updates
ARM SoC driver updates

Bart Van Assche (1):
scsi target cleanups

Bjorn Andersson (2):
remoteproc updates
rpmsg updates

Bjorn Helgaas (1):
PCI updates

Borislav Petkov (1):
EDAC updates

Brian Norris (1):
MTD updates

Bruce Fields (1):
nfsd updates

Catalin Marinas (1):
arm64 updates

Chris Mason (1):
btrfs updates

Chris Metcalf (1):
arch/tile updates

Christoph Hellwig (1):
configfs update

Corey Minyard (1):
IPMI updates

Dan Williams (1):
libnvdimm updates

Darren Hart (1):
more x86 platform driver updates

Darrent Hart (1):
x86 platform driver updates

Dave Airlie (2):
drm updates
drm fixes

Dave Chinner (1):
xfs updates

David Kleikamp (1):
jfs update

David Miller (5):
networking updates
sparc updates
networking fixes and cleanups
networking fixes and cleanups
networking fixes

David Teigland (1):
dlm fixes

Dmitry Torokhov (1):
input subsystem updates

Doug Ledford (2):
rdma updates
rdma fixes

Eric Biederman (1):
namespace updates

Geert Uytterhoeven (1):
m68k updates

Greg KH (5):
USB/PHY updates
tty/serial updates
staging/IIO updates
driver core updates
char/misc driver updates

Greg Ungerer (1):
m68knommu updates

Guenter Roeck (1):
hwmon updates

Hans-Christian Noren Egtvedt (1):
AVR32 updates

Helge Deller (1):
parisc updates

Herbert Xu (2):
crypto updates
crypto fixes

Ilya Dryomov (1):
ceph updates

Ingo Molnar (24):
RCU updates
SMP bootup updates
EFI updates
locking updates
mm/PAT cleanup
perf updates
scheduler updates
hotplug API fix
x86 RAS updates
x86 apic updates
x86 asm updates
x86 boot updates
x86 build updates
x86 cleanups
x86 CPU updates
x86 FPU updates
x86 header fixlet
x86 idle updates
x86 microcode update
x86 platform updates
irq fix
perf fixes
timer fix
x86 fixes

Jacek Anaszewski (2):
LED updates
LED maintainer email update

Jaegeuk Kim (1):
f2fs updates

James Bottomley (2):
SCSI updates
late SCSI updates

James Morris (2):
security subsystem updates
SElinux fix

Jan Kara (1):
quota, fsnotify and ext2 updates

Jassi Brar (1):
mailbox updates

Jean Delvare (1):
dmi fix

Jens Axboe (4):
block layer updates
fs meta data unmap optimization
block IO fixes
block layer fixes

Jesper Nilsson (1):
CRIS updates

Jessica Yu (1):
modules updates

Jiri Kosina (3):
HID updates
livepatch update
trivial updates

Joerg Roedel (1):
IOMMU updates

Jon Mason (1):
NTB update

Jonathan Corbet (3):
documentation update
more documentation updates
documentation fix

Juergen Gross (1):
xen updates

Kees Cook (2):
pstore updates
gcc plugins updates

Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk (1):
swiotlb updates

Lee Jones (1):
MFD updates

Len Brown (1):
turbostat updates

Ley Foon Tan (1):
arch/nios2 updates

Linus Walleij (1):
pinctrl updates

Luinus Walleij (1):
GPIO updates

Luis de Bethencourt (1):
befs updates

Mark Brown (3):
regmap fixlet
regulator updates
spi updates

Martin Schwidefsky (2):
s390 updates
more s390 updates

Mauro Carvalho Chehab (2):
edac updates
media updates

Max Filippov (1):
Xtensa updates

Michael Ellerman (1):
powerpc updates

Michael Tsirkin (1):
virtio updates

Michal Marek (3):
kbuild updates
kconfig updates
kbuild misc updates

Michal Simek (1):
arch/microblaze updates

Mike Marshall (1):
orangefs updates

Mike Snitzer (1):
device mapper updates

Miklos Szeredi (2):
overlayfs updates
partial readlink cleanups

Paolo Bonzini (2):
KVM updates
KVM fixes

Paul Moore (1):
audit updates

Rafael Wysocki (5):
power management updates
ACPI updates
two ACPI CPPC fixes
power management fixes
more ACPI updates

Richard Weinberger (2):
ubifs updates
UML update

Rob Herring (1):
DeviceTree updates

Russell King (1):
ARM updates

Sebastian Reichel (1):
power supply and reset updates

Shaohua Li (1):
MD updates

Shuah Khan (1):
kselftest updates

Stafford Horne (1):
Openrisc updates

Stephen Boyd (1):
clk updates

Steve French (1):
cifs fixes

Steven Rostedt (1):
tracing updates

Takashi Iwai (1):
sound updates

Ted Ts'o (1):
ext4 updates

Tejun Heo (4):
percpu update
workqueue updates
libata updates
another libata patch

Thierry Reding (1):
pwm updates

Thomas Gleixner (11):
smp hotplug updates
timer updates
irq updates
irq fix
SMP hotplug fixes
timer fix
x86 fixes and cleanups
timer updates
x86 cache allocation interface
SMP hotplug notifier removal
timer type cleanups

Tomi Valkeinen (1):
fbdev update

Trond Myklebust (2):
NFS client updates
more NFS client updates

Ulf Hansson (3):
MMC updates
another MMC update
MMC fixes

Vineet Gupta (2):
ARC updates
more ARC updates

Vinod Koul (1):
dmaengine updates

Wim Van Sebroeck and Guenter Roeck (1):
watchdog updates

Wolfram Sang (2):
i2c updates
i2c fixes

Zhang Rui (1):
thermal management updates

Zhenyu Wang (1):
i915/gvt KVMGT updates