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Linus Torvalds has announced the release of the first release candidate for Linux Kernel 6.7.

Linux 6.7-rc1 released

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,


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Alex Williamson (1):
VFIO updates

Alexandre Belloni (2):
i3c updates
RTC updates

Amir Goldstein (1):
overlayfs updates

Andreas Gruenbacher (1):
gfs2 updates

Andrew Morton (2):
MM updates
non-MM updates

Ard Biesheuvel (1):
EFI update

Arnd Bergmann (5):
SoC DT updates
SoC driver updates
ARM defconfig updates
ARM SoC code updates
ia64 removal and asm-generic updates

Bartosz Golaszewski (2):
gpio updates
gpio/pinctrl updates

Bjorn Andersson (2):
rpmsg updates
remoteproc updates

Bjorn Helgaas (1):
pci updates

Borislac Petkov (1):
x86 microcode loading updates

Borislav Petkov (7):
EDAC updates
x86 RAS updates
x86 hw mitigation updates
x86 resource control updates
x86 cpuid updates
x86 platform updates
x86 fpu fixlet

Catalin Marinas (2):
arm64 updates
arm64 fixes

Chandan Babu (1):
xfs updates

Christian Brauner (8):
vfs superblock updates
autofs mount api updates
misc vfs updates
iov_iter updates
vfs xattr updates
vfs inode time accessor updates
iomap maintainership rotation
vfs fanotify fsid updates

Christoph Hellwig (2):
dma-mapping updates
dma-mapping fixes

Chuck Lever (1):
nfsd updates

Corey Minyard (1):
IPMI update

Damien Le Moal (2):
ATA updates
ata fixes

Dan Williams (2):
unified attestation reporting
CXL (Compute Express Link) updates

Daniel Thompson (1):
kgdb updates

Daniel Vetter (1):
drm fixes

Dave Airlie (3):
drm updates
drm nouveau GSP support
more drm updates

Dave Hansen (1):
x86 TDX updates

Dave Kleikamp (1):
jfs updates

David Sterba (1):
btrfs updates

David Teigland (1):
dlm updates

Dipen Patel (1):
hte/timestamp updates

Dmitry Torokhov (1):
input updates

Dominik Brodowski (1):
PCMCIA updates

Dominique Martinet (1):
9p updates

Eric Biggers (1):
fscrypt updates

Frederic Weisbecker (2):
RCU updates
RCU fixes

Gao Xiang (1):
erofs updates

Geert Uytterhoeven (1):
m68k updates

Greg KH (5):
char/misc updates
driver core updates
staging driver updates
tty and serial updates
USB/Thunderbolt updates

Greg Ungerer (1):
m68knommu updates

Guenter Roeck (1):
hwmon updates

Helge Deller (3):
parisc updates
fbdev fixes and cleanups
parisc architecture fixes

Herbert Xu (2):
crypto updates
crypto fixes

Huacai Chen (1):
LoongArch updates

Ilpo Järvinen (1):
x86 platform driver updates

Ilya Dryomov (1):
ceph updates

Info Molnar (1):
locking updates

Ingo Molnar (10):
scheduler updates
objtool updates
performance event updates
x86 header file cleanup
x86 boot updates
x86 assembly code updates
x86 entry updates
x86 irq fix
x86 mm handling updates
x86 build update

Ira Weiny (1):
libnvdimm updates

Jaegeuk Kim (1):
f2fs updates

Jakub Kicinski (3):
networking updates
more networking updates
networking fixes

James Bottomley (1):
SCSI updates

Jan Kara (2):
ext2, udf, and quota updates
fsnotify update

Jarkko Sakkinen (1):
tpm updates

Jason Gunthorpe (2):
iommufd updates
rdma updates

Jassi Brar (1):
mailbox updates

Jens Axboe (6):
io_uring updates
io_uring {get,set}sockopt support
io_uring futex support
block updates
block fixes
io_uring fixes

Jiri Kosina (1):
HID updates

Joerg Roedel (1):
iommu updates

John Johansen (1):
apparmor updates

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz (1):
sh updates

Jonathan Corbet (1):
documentation updates

Juergen Gross (1):
xen updates

Kees Cook (3):
hardening updates
pstore updates
execve updates

Kent Overstreet (2):
initial bcachefs updates
more bcachefs updates

Lee Jones (3):
MFD updates
backlight updates
LED updates

Linus Walleij (1):
pin control updates

Luis Chamberlain (2):
sysctl updates
modules updates

Mark Brown (5):
regmap updates
regulator updates
spi updates
regmap fix
spi fixes

Masahiro Yamada (1):
Kbuild updates

Masami Hiramatsu (3):
bootconfig updates
probes updates
probes fixes

Mauro Carvalho Chehab (1):
media updates

Michael Ellerman (2):
powerpc updates
powerpc fixes

Michael Tsirkin (1):
virtio updates

Mickaël Salaün (1):
landlock updates

Miguel Ojeda (1):
rust updates

Mike Rapoport (1):
memblock update

Mike Snitzer (1):
device mapper updates

Mimi Zohar (1):
integrity updates

Miquel Raynal (1):
mtd updates

Namhyung Kim (1):
perf tools updates

Namjae Jeon (2):
exfat updates
exfat updates

Palmer Dabbelt (2):
RISC-V updates
more RISC-V updates

Paolo Bonzini (1):
kvm updates

Paul McKenney (3):
nolibc updates
Linux Kernel Memory Model updates
CSD lock update

Paul Moore (4):
audit update
selinux updates
LSM updates
lsm updates

Petr Mladek (2):
livepatching update
printk updates

Rafael Wysocki (5):
thermal control updates
ACPI updates
power management updates
ACPI fix
more power management updates

Richard Weinberger (1):
UBI and UBIFS updates

Rob Herring (1):
devicetree updates

Russell King (1):
ARM updates

Sebastian Reichel (1):
power supply and reset updates

Shuah Khan (2):
kunit updates
kselftest updates

Stephen Boyd (1):
clk driver updates

Steve French (4):
smb server updates
smb client updates
smb server fixes
smb client fixes

Steven Rostedt (2):
tracing tools updates
tracing updates

Takashi Iwai (2):
sound updates
sound fixes

Takashi Sakamoto (1):
firewire update

Ted Ts'o (1):
ext4 updates

Tejun Heo (3):
workqueue rust bindings
workqueue update
cgroup updates

Thierry Reding (2):
pwm updates
pwm fixes

Thomas Bogendoerfer (1):
MIPS updates

Thomas Gleixner (6):
core updates
irq updates
SMP and CPU hotplug updates
timer updates
x86 APIC updates
x86 core updates

Trond Myklebust (1):
NFS client updates

Tzung-Bi Shih (1):
chrome platform updates

Ulf Hansson (3):
MMC updates
pmdomain updates
MMC fixes

Vasily Gorbik (2):
s390 updates
more s390 updates

Vinod Koul (3):
dmaengine updates
generic phy updates
soundwire updates

Vlastimil Babka (1):
slab updates

Wim Van Sebroeck (1):
watchdog updates

Wolfram Sang (2):
i2c updates
more i2c updates

Yury Norov (1):
bitmap updates