Linus Torvalds: Linux 6.7-rc1


Eltelt két hét a 6.6-os kernel végleges kiadása óta, így a szokásos menettervnek megfelelően a 6.7-es kernel beolvasztási időablaka bezárult és Linus kiadta az első prepatchet. Commit-ok számát tekintve ez a valaha volt legnagyobb merge window:

From Linus Torvalds <>
Date Sun, 12 Nov 2023 16:47:03 -0800
Subject Linux 6.7-rc1


So here we are, two weeks after the merge window opened, and 6.7-rc1
is out, and the merge window is closed.

In number of commits, this is the biggest merge window we've ever had,
with 15.4k non-merge commits. That is quite a bit bigger than the
previous biggest releases (4.9, 5.8 and 5.13) that all weighted in at
about 14.2k non-merge commits.

Now, part of that is obviously the bcachefs merge, which brought in a
lot of commits because it included the full history. But 6.7 is pretty
big in other ways too, with

 12678 files changed, 838819 insertions(+), 280754 deletions(-)

which is also bigger than those historically big releases. And that's
not due to bcachefs, that's actually mainly due to ia64 removal and a
lot of GPU support (notably lots of AMD GPU header files again - lots
and lots of lines, but there's support for new nvidia cards too).

But there's changes all over, even if they may not stand out quite as
much in the diffstats or the commit numbers.

Below is my merge log, which gives a hint of the big picture changes,