Development of the Linux 4.14 kernel series continues with the second Release Candidate (RC) milestone, which Linus Torvalds himself announces this past weekend. The update brings more updated drivers and various improvements.
Linus Torvalds kicked off the development of Linux kernel 4.14 last week when he announced the first Release Candidate, and now the second RC is available packed full of goodies. These include updated networking, GPU, and RDMA drivers, improvements to the x86, ARM, PowerPC, PA-RISC, MIPS, and s390 hardware architectures, various core networking, filesystem, and documentation changes.
“This was a fairly usual rc2, with a very quiet beginning of the week,” said Linus Torvalds in the mailing list announcement. “The only unusual thing worth noting here is that the security subsystem pull request that came in during the merge window got rejected due to problems, and so RC2 ends up with most of that security pull having been merged in independent pieces instead.”