On Tuesday, Linus Torvalds announced the sixth release candidate of Linux Kernel 6.1. The final release of the Linux candidate is scheduled to be rolled out next month.
Meanwhile, Linus Torvalds said the current release candidate update brings about 300 small bug fixes and also brings support for Microsoft Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5.
In the Linux Kernel 6.1-rc6 announcement, Linus Torvalds said,
So here we are at rc6 and the story hasn’t changed: this RC is still a bit larger than I would have preferred, but at the same time there’s nothing that looks scary or particularly odd in here.
It’s predominantly driver changes all over, with networking and GPU drivers (not surprisingly) leading the pack, but it’s really a fairly mixed bag.
Outside of drivers, you have the usual smattering of core kernel code – architecture updates, some filesystem work, and some core kernel and networking.
It’s easy enough to scan through the appended shortlog and get a feeling for what’s going on. Absolutely nothing that makes me worried, apart just from the fact that there’s still a fair number of them. I’m still waffling about whether there will be an rc8 or not, leaning a bit toward it happening. We’ll see – it will make the 6.2 merge window leak into the holidays, but maybe that’s fine and just makes people make sure they have everything lined up and ready *before* the merge window opens, the way things _should_ work.
So we’ll see. Nothing worrisome, just 300+ small fixes in the last week. Please go test.
Last but not the least, users can download Linux Kernel 6.1-rc6 from the official website of Linux Kernel or from the above link.
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