Linux Kernel 4.15 to Arrive in Two Weeks as Linus Torvalds Releases Seventh RC

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Linus Torvalds just announced a few moments ago the release and immediate availability for download of the seventh RC (Release Candidate) milestone of the upcoming Linux 4.15 kernel series.

Linux kernel 4.15 has been in development since the end of November 2017, and it’s now time the development cycle to come to an end, and today’s Release Candidate brings even more of the x86 page table isolation (PTI) patches to mitigate those nasty Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that put billions of devices at risk of attacks.

“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,” said Linus Torvalds in the mailing list announcement. “Anyway, due to this all, 4.15 will obviously be one of the releases with an rc8, even if things are starting to really calm down by now.”

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