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Linux 4.1-rc8

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So I'm on vacation, but time doesn't stop for that, and it's Sunday,
so time for a hopefully final rc.

It turns out it's just as well that I wanted to drag the release out
by a week so that I don't have the merge window while on vacation - we
still have some fixes in md. As Neil Brown put it "Hasn't been a good
cycle for md has it :-(".

The fixes are pretty small, and hopefully we're all good now. But
another week of testing certainly won't hurt, so rc8 is perfectly
appropriate.

There's also various other things going on, including continuing MIPS
fixes as well, along with small ARM, s390 and x86 updates.

But the bulk is (as usual) drivers, and no, that's not from the md
camp (those fixes are very small). Mostly ethernet, slave-dma, and
spund. But some drm fixes and random other noise too.

There's some generic networking fixes as well, and random small stuff.
The shortlog is appended as usual, for people who want to get an
overview of the details.

Anyway, it's not like there is a *ton* of fixes, and most of them are
very small, so I don't think this is particularly worrisome. It's just
that rc8 works out not just because of my timing, but due to
continuing small details cropping up.

Let's make next week really calm, shall we? Because I will very
actively try to avoid having to read email.

Linus

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