Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux 5.12-rc5

Filed under
Linux

So if rc4 was perhaps a bit smaller than average, it looks like rc5 is
a bigger than average.  We're not breaking any records, but it
certainly isn't tiny, and the rc's aren't shrinking.

I'm not overly worried yet, but let's just say that the trend had
better not continue, or I'll start feeling like we will need to make
this one of those releases that need an rc8.

Most of the changes are drivers (gpu and networking stand out, but
there's various other smaller driver updates elsewhere too) with core
networking (including bpf) fixes being another noticeable subsystem.

Other than that, there's a smattering of noise all over: minor arch
fixes, some filesystem fixes (btrfs, cifs, squashfs), selinux, perf
tools, documentation.

io_uring continues to have noise in it, this time mainly due to some
signal handling fixes. That removed a fair amount of problematic
special casing, but the timing certainly isn't great.

So again, nothing really scary, just rather more than I would have
liked to have in an rc5.

Shortlog appended for people who want to delve into the details,

               Linus

Read more

Also: Linux 5.12-rc5 Released - It's Bigger Than Average

Linus Torvalds warns over potential delays to Linux 5.12

  • Linus Torvalds warns over potential delays to Linux 5.12

    As he put out the latest release candidate (RC) of the Linux kernel, its principle developer Linus Torvalds, expressed some concern about its size and how that might impact the final release.

    Linux kernels usually go through seven RCs, pushed out every Sunday by Torvalds after reviewing and pooling in all the submissions sent in by various kernel developers over the preceding week.

    “I'm not overly worried yet, but let's just say that the trend had better not continue, or I'll start feeling like we will need to make this one of those releases that need an rc8,” observed Torvalds based on the number of changes in the latest RC.

    [...]

    Even if Linux 5.12 goes through an additional RC, which will add another week to the schedule, it shouldn’t pose much of an issue since v5.12 isn’t a Long Term Support (LTS) release. Depending on how the release cycle plays out, Linux kernel 5.12 should be out in late April or early May.

Kernel prepatch 5.12-rc5

  • Kernel prepatch 5.12-rc5

    The 5.12-rc5 kernel prepatch is out for testing. "So if rc4 was perhaps a bit smaller than average, it looks like rc5 is a bigger than average. We're not breaking any records, but it certainly isn't tiny, and the rc's aren't shrinking. I'm not overly worried yet, but let's just say that the trend had better not continue, or I'll start feeling like we will need to make this one of those releases that need an rc8."

Linux Creator Warns Next Kernel Could be Delayed

  • Linux Creator Warns Next Kernel Could be Delayed

    Linux Torvalds has issued concern about the size of kernel 5.12 and possible delays for its release.

    Never one to mince words, Linus Torvalds has released the latest RC (Release Candidate) of the Linux kernel, while expressing a slight bit of concern the size might hinder a timely release. Torvalds went so far as to say, “I’m not overly worried yet, but let’s just say that the trend had better not continue, or I’ll start feeling like we will need to make this one of those releases that need an rc8.” Most Linux kernels go through 7 Release Candidates, which are made available every Sunday.

Torvalds says Linux kernel 5.12 may ‘need an RC8’ due to size

  • Torvalds says Linux kernel 5.12 may ‘need an RC8’ due to size

    Linus Torvalds says Linux kernel 5.12 may need a little longer in the oven due to the latest release candidate (RC) having a “bigger than average” size.

    Torvalds made the comment in his latest State of the Kernel report where he announced the fifth release candidate of 5.12.

    “I’m not overly worried yet, but let’s just say that the trend had better not continue, or I’ll start feeling like we will need to make this one of those releases that need an RC8,” Torvalds wrote.

    “We’re not breaking any records, but it certainly isn’t tiny, and the RC’s aren’t shrinking.”

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

digiKam 7.7.0 is released

After three months of active maintenance and another bug triage, the digiKam team is proud to present version 7.7.0 of its open source digital photo manager. See below the list of most important features coming with this release. Read more

Dilution and Misuse of the "Linux" Brand

Samsung, Red Hat to Work on Linux Drivers for Future Tech

The metaverse is expected to uproot system design as we know it, and Samsung is one of many hardware vendors re-imagining data center infrastructure in preparation for a parallel 3D world. Samsung is working on new memory technologies that provide faster bandwidth inside hardware for data to travel between CPUs, storage and other computing resources. The company also announced it was partnering with Red Hat to ensure these technologies have Linux compatibility. Read more

today's howtos

  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • An introduction (and how-to) to Plugin Loader for the Steam Deck. - Invidious
  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.