The morning release is partly because I don't have anything I know of pending (and if there was somebody who was planning on sending their last-minute changes five minutes before the usual afternoon release, I really can't be bothered to care). And partly because I think it's been a fine merge window, and we have plenty of new code to close it with.
The first test release of Linux 4.7 is now available. This new kernel version comes with plenty of new features and functionality.
Sabayon ARM 16.06 Linux Gets Kodi-Based Media Center Edition for Raspberry Pi 3
Today, May 29, 2016, Sabayon ARM developer Ettore Di Giacinto announced the release of Sabayon ARM 16.06 Media Center Edition for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 SBCs.
Just to give people a sense of the disparity between the maintainer
list below and the number of people submitting patches, there are
about 1400 authors in total for the stuff that came in during the
Anyway, enough blathering. Go out and test. And in particular, if
you're a low-level filesystem person, or involved in other ways in
path component lookup (security layer etc), go check that everything
looks ok, and if your filesystem isn't one that does parallel lookups
or readdirs yet (because locking issues), take a look at that too.
Also: Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.7 RC1 with a Big Change to the VFS Layer