Linux 4.13 RC1 Arrives: ‘Get Testing’ Says ​Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds took the wraps off the first Linux 4.13 kernel release candidate on Saturday, a day ahead of its expected release.

The new release candidate (RC) comes a fortnight after the stable release of Linux 4.12, which was one of the biggest updates in the kernel’s 25 year history. That kernel also got its first update to 4.12.1 last week.

“This looks like a fairly regular release, and as always, rc1 is much too large to post even the shortlog for,” wrote Torvalds.

“Once again, the diffstat is absolutely dominated by some AMD gpu header files, but if you ignore that, things look pretty regular, with about two thirds drivers and one third “rest” (architecture, core kernel, core networking, tooling).”

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