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By the time Linus closed the merge window and released 3.14-rc1, a total of 10,622 non-merge changesets had been pulled into the mainline kernel repository. That makes this merge window the busiest since 3.10, though it beat 3.13 by a mere 104 patches. At the current rate, 3.10 (11,963 patches pulled during the merge window) is likely to hold its record for some time yet.
Interesting user-visible changes found in the 2000 patches pulled since last week's summary include:
Changes visible to kernel developers include:
One final feature that might yet make it into 3.14 is the proposed renameat2() system call, which Linus wanted to review more deeply before committing to. That code might get pulled before 3.14-rc2, but, Linus said, "quite frankly it's more likely to be left pending for 3.15". Other than that, the feature set for the 3.14 kernel should be complete at this time. If the usual schedule holds, this kernel can be expected sometime toward the end of March.
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