Linux creator Linus Torvalds may have derailed many Kernel developers’ vacation plans.
Torvalds, who still has the final authority on core Linux kernel updates, He told the developers (Opens in a new tab): “I want to see all this work on pull requests done *before* the festivities, not while you’re eating eggs and in general
He’s stressed about the season.”
The popular leader added, “If you receive late withdrawal requests,
I’ll just go ‘this can wait’. OK?”
The next holiday consolidation window for Linux 6.1 is set for mid-December.
As a result, Torvalds said he would be stricter than usual on the usual rule, saying that the objects he gets “should have been sent to the merge window before the merge window opened.”
In addition to. The open-source vet urged developers to “go testing” and patch any bugs within the current kernel as quickly as possible, lest it upset anyone’s vacation plans.
“Do not send me anything that is not a clear and present error,” he added. “No more last-minute cleanups.”
Linux 6.1 should bring many welcome benefits to Linux users, such as added support for the popular Rust programming language. Rust is currently growing in popularity, with its usage tripling in 24 months to 2.2 million. According to SlashData. (Opens in a new tab)
In addition, the upcoming 6.1 Linux kernel is set to include MGLRU (Multi-gen LRU) support, as well as some new features that can Make it possible to detect faulty CPUs (Opens in a new tab).
The latter feature may be missed on consumers, but it should benefit system administrators who manage a fleet of Linux serversenabling them to routinely determine if the CPU/kernel is causing problems.