“I thought this release would be one of the most important, but in reality it really depends on how you count. “The message posted Sunday by Linus Torwald on the Linux Kernel Mailing List understood from the outset clarify some record this status update. “In terms of commits, this is one of the most important release in our recent history, but releases such as 3.10-rc1 for example were just as large.”
In terms of lines of code, however, this version 4.2 is eligible to play in the top of the basket with more than one million lines added. But that does not mean a flood of new features, such as Linus Torvalds remark, about half of these lines of code are required for adding a simple driver for AMD graphics processor. So yes, this release is one of the largest in terms of lines of code, but it is largely the fault of AMD.
In addition to this unusual appearance, this new release, by the admission of Linus Torwalds is “quite normal. “In his address, he noted that efforts were primarily focused on the optimization of low level code x86 processors, as well as news on the side of the drivers or file systems. Besides this, Linus also states that this release will be accompanied by “the usual updates for file systems, network tools, encryption, testing, all you want. “We note in passing that the steady versions pass a version 4.1.5, no offense to Terminator fans who were looking forward this denomination.