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Linux 5.15-rc6

So here we are, slightly later on a Sunday than usual due to travel,
but rc6 is out.

I'd love to say that it's all looking average, but rc6 is actually
bigger han rc5 was, and larger than normal for this time in the
release cycle.

It's not _enormously_ larger than normal, and it's not the largest rc6
we've had, but it's still slightly worrisome. By rc6 I really do
expect things to have started calming down.

I'm hoping it's just one of those random timing effects, with a couple
of slightly bigger pulls having come in the last week, and we'll see
the next week being extra quiet because rc6 got some of the stuff that
would normally have hit rc7. It happens. But let's see how this goes.

The 5.15 cycle over-all remains one of the smaller cycles (at least
counting commits), so I wouldn't have expected this to be one that
requires an extra rc, but that may be what ends up happening unless
the upcoming week is really nice and calm.

That said, nothing in here looks _particularly_ worrisome. It really
smells like just random timing effects to me, with networking, GPU
drivers, and ntfs3 all having had a somewhat active week.  Other than
that it all really looks fairly normal.

Full details in the shortlog below.

Please give it a whirl. And let's hope for a nice calm next week and a
smaller rc7.

              Linus

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Posted late by Michael Larabel

  • Linux 5.15-rc6 Ticks Up In Size, Stops Using AMD SME By Default - Phoronix

    We'll see how this week plays out to see if it will be worrisome or not the rest of the cycle. The brief 5.15-rc6 announcement can be read on the kernel mailing list.

    This past week saw mostly the wide assortment of fixes as usual for this stage of development. One somewhat notable change that landed this weekend is AMD SME no longer defaulting to being used on capable machines but rather needing to opt-in to that memory encryption feature. This was done to some buggy platforms that would otherwise experience boot problems with SME.

Kernel prepatch 5.15-rc6

  • Kernel prepatch 5.15-rc6

    The 5.15-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. "I'd love to say that it's all looking average, but rc6 is actually bigger than rc5 was, and larger than normal for this time in the release cycle. It's not _enormously_ larger than normal, and it's not the largest rc6 we've had, but it's still slightly worrisome."

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