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Kernel prepatch 3.9-rc6

The 3.9-rc6 kernel prepatch is out. Linus says: "Nothing really exciting stands out, I think the appended ShortLog gives a good overview for people who want to wallow in the details… Things seem to be on track, which means that unless something comes up, rc7 will probably be the last rc as usual"
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Kernel prepatch 3.9-rc5

Posted Apr 8, 2013 8:58 UTC (Mon) by ededu (subscriber, #64107) [Link]

The title should be rc6, not rc5.

Kernel prepatch 3.9-rc6

Posted Apr 10, 2013 1:31 UTC (Wed) by ejmarkow (guest, #56170) [Link]

I realize this should be posted to Since it appears to be minor, I'll mentioned it here on

The following appears in dmesg 8 times:

>>netlink: 12 bytes leftover after parsing attributes.<<

My uname:

Linux Galicja 3.9.0-rc6-git-f011a08-Pogorze-Karpackie-CUSTOM-KERNEL #1 Tue Apr 9 16:14:14 CEST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux



Kernel prepatch 3.9-rc6

Posted Apr 10, 2013 12:31 UTC (Wed) by ejmarkow (guest, #56170) [Link]

This issue appears to have been addressed recently:

Date Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:12:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject Re: [PATCH] rtnetlink: Call nlmsg_parse() with correct header length

> I found that fcoemon has also been triggering these messages for
> some time. I found the same problem and arrived at exactly the same
> solution. I would have already sent it, but it is still in
> validation. As far as I am concerned:
> Acked-by: Mark Rustad <>

Looks good to me too, applied and queued up for -stable, thanks!

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