Linus Torvalds To:
Linux Kernel Mailing List Subject:
Sun, 7 Jan 2018 14:55:36 -0800Message-ID:
Ok, we had an interesting week, and by now everybody knows why we were
merging all those odd x86 page table isolation patches without
following all of the normal release timing rules.
But rc7 itself is actually pretty calm. Yes, there were a few small
follow-up patches to the PTI code still, and yes, there’s been a fair
amount of discussion about the exact details of the Spectre fixes, but
at least in general things have been nice and calm. And we’re actually
back to “normal” in that most of the patches are drivers (mainly GPU,
some crypto, some random small things – input layer, platform drivers
etc). There are misc small filesystem and arch updates too.
The appended shortlog is small enough that it’s easy to just scroll
down and get a feel for what happened.