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Version 4.17 of the Linux kernel is here… and version 5.0 isn’t far away

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In his weekly message to the Linux community on Sunday, Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.17. The release comes a couple of months after the first release candidate, and in his message Torvalds also talks about version 5.0 of the Linux kernel.

Having previously said that Linux kernel v5.0 “should be meaningless”, he said that this next major numerical milestone will come around “in the not too distance future”. For now, though, it’s version 4.17 — or Merciless Moray, if you prefer — that’s of interest.

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Linux kernel 4.17 is not a major release, and Torvalds announced it without much fanfare. “So this last week was pretty calm, even if the pattern of most of the stuff coming in on a Friday made it feel less so as the weekend approached. And while I would have liked even less changes, I really didn’t get the feeling that another week would help the release in any way, so here we are, with 4.17 released.”

As happened with the jump from version 3.20 to version 4.00, he used his message to indicate that Linux kernel 5.0 is not too far away:

No, I didn’t call it 5.0, even though all the git object count numerology was in place for that. It will happen in the not _too_ distant future, and I’m told all the release scripts on kernel.org are ready for it, but I didn’t feel there was any real reason for it. I suspect that around 4.20 — which is I run out of fingers and toes to keep track of minor releases, and thus start getting mightily confused — I’ll switch over. That was what happened for 4.0, after all.

You can download version 4.17 of the kernel here.

The shortlog of changes read as follows:

  • Aaron Ma (1):
    • Input: synaptics – add Intertouch support on X1 Carbon 6th and X280
  • Al Viro (2):
    • fix io_destroy()/aio_complete() race
    • Revert “fs: fold open_check_o_direct into do_dentry_open”
  • Alex Williamson (1):
    • Revert “vfio/type1: Improve memory pinning process for raw PFN mapping”
  • Alexander Duyck (1):
    • net-sysfs: Fix memory leak in XPS configuration
  • Alexander Shishkin (2):
    • stm class: Use vmalloc for the master map
    • intel_th: Use correct device when freeing buffers
  • Antoine Tenart (1):
    • crypto: inside-secure – do not use memset on MMIO
  • Ard Biesheuvel (1):
    • net: netsec: reduce DMA mask to 40 bits
  • Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo (1):
    • perf tools: Fix perf.data format description of NRCPUS header
  • Arnd Bergmann (1):
    • IB: Revert “remove redundant INFINIBAND kconfig dependencies”
  • Bart Van Assche (1):
    • scsi: scsi_transport_srp: Fix shost to rport translation
  • Benjamin Tissoires (2):
    • Input: synaptics – add Lenovo 80 series ids to SMBus
    • Input: elan_i2c_smbus – fix corrupted stack
  • Chris Wilson (3):
    • drm/i915/lvds: Move acpi lid notification registration to registration phase
    • drm/i915/query: Protect tainted function pointer lookup
    • drm/i915/query: nospec expects no more than an unsigned long
  • Damien Thébault (1):
    • net: dsa: b53: Add BCM5389 support
  • Dan Carpenter (1):
    • net: ethernet: davinci_emac: fix error handling in probe()
  • Daniel Borkmann (1):
    • bpf: fix uapi hole for 32 bit compat applications
  • Daniele Palmas (1):
    • net: usb: cdc_mbim: add flag FLAG_SEND_ZLP
  • Darrick J. Wong (1):
    • fs: clear writeback errors in inode_init_always
  • David Francis (1):
    • drm/amd/display: Make atomic-check validate underscan changes
  • David Howells (1):
    • afs: Fix directory permissions check
  • Davidlohr Bueso (1):
  • Devesh Sharma (1):
    • RDMA/bnxt_re: Fix broken RoCE driver due to recent L2 driver changes
  • Dhinakaran Pandiyan (1):
    • drm/psr: Fix missed entry in PSR setup time table.
  • Dmitry Torokhov (1):
    • Input: synaptics – Lenovo Carbon X1 Gen5 (2017) devices should use RMI
  • Edvard Holst (1):
    • Input: synaptics – Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon G5 (2017) with Elantech trackpoints should use RMI
  • Eric Dumazet (2):
    • xfrm6: avoid potential infinite loop in _decode_session6()
    • netfilter: provide correct argument to nla_strlcpy()
  • Eugen Hristev (2):
    • iio: adc: at91-sama5d2_adc: fix channel configuration for differential channels
    • iio: adc: select buffer for at91-sama5d2_adc
  • Fabrice Gasnier (2):
    • iio: adc: stm32-dfsdm: fix successive oversampling settings
    • iio: adc: stm32-dfsdm: fix sample rate for div2 spi clock
  • Federico Vaga (1):
    • i2c: ocores: update HDL sources URL
  • Finn Thain (1):
    • net/sonic: Use dma_mapping_error()
  • George Cherian (1):
    • i2c: xlp9xx: Add MAINTAINERS entry
  • Greentime Hu (12):
    • nds32: lib: To use generic lib instead of libgcc to prevent themsymbol undefined issue.
    • nds32: Fix building error when CONFIG_FREEZE is enabled.
    • nds32: Fix building error of crypto/xor.c by adding xor.h
    • nds32: Fix drivers/gpu/drm/udl/udl_fb.c building error by defining PAGE_SHARED
    • nds32: Fix xfs_buf built failed by export invalidate_kernel_vmap_range and flush_kernel_vmap_range
    • nds32: Fix the symbols undefined issue by exporting them.
    • nds32: Fix the unknown type u8 issue.
    • nds32: Fix build failed because arch_trace_hardirqs_off is changed to trace_hardirqs_off.
    • nds32: Fix the allmodconfig build. To make sure CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN is default y
    • nds32: Fix the virtual address may map too much range by tlbop issue.
    • nds32: To refine readability of INT_MASK_INITAIAL_VAL
    • nds32: To fix a cache inconsistency issue by setting correct cacheability of NTC
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman (1):
    • hwtracing: stm: fix build error on some arches
  • Hans de Goede (1):
    • iio: hid-sensor-trigger: Fix sometimes not powering up the sensor after resume
  • Hao Wei Tee (1):
    • iwlwifi: pcie: compare with number of IRQs requested for, not number of CPUs
  • Hugh Dickins (2):
    • mm/huge_memory.c: __split_huge_page() use atomic ClearPageDirty()
    • mm: fix the NULL mapping case in __isolate_lru_page()
  • Ivan Bornyakov (1):
    • atm: zatm: fix memcmp casting
  • Jason Wang (1):
    • vhost_net: flush batched heads before trying to busy polling
  • Josh Hill (1):
    • net: qmi_wwan: Add Netgear Aircard 779S
  • João Paulo Rechi Vita (1):
    • platform/x86: asus-wmi: Fix NULL pointer dereference
  • Julian Anastasov (1):
    • ipvs: fix buffer overflow with sync daemon and service
  • Juri Lelli (1):
    • sched/deadline: Fix missing clock update
  • Kan Liang (1):
    • perf parse-events: Handle uncore event aliases in small groups properly
  • Kirill Tkhai (1):
    • kcm: Fix use-after-free caused by clonned sockets
  • Leo (Sunpeng) Li (2):
    • drm/amd/display: Fix BUG_ON during CRTC atomic check update
    • drm/amd/display: Update color props when modeset is required
  • Leo Yan (1):
    • perf script python: Add addr into perf sample dict
  • Linus Torvalds (1):
  • Maciej W. Rozycki (2):
    • MIPS: prctl: Disallow FRE without FR with PR_SET_FP_MODE requests
    • MIPS: ptrace: Fix PTRACE_PEEKUSR requests for 64-bit FGRs
  • Marc Dionne (1):
    • afs: Fix mounting of backup volumes
  • Martin Kelly (2):
    • iio:buffer: make length types match kfifo types
    • iio:kfifo_buf: check for uint overflow
  • Mathias Kresin (1):
    • MIPS: lantiq: gphy: Drop reboot/remove reset asserts
  • Mathieu Poirier (1):
    • perf cs-etm: Fix indexing for decoder packet queue
  • Mathieu Xhonneux (1):
    • ipv6: sr: fix memory OOB access in seg6_do_srh_encap/inline
  • Max Gurtovoy (1):
    • nvme: fix extended data LBA supported setting
  • Michael Nosthoff (1):
    • iio: ad7793: implement IIO_CHAN_INFO_SAMP_FREQ
  • Mika Westerberg (1):
    • thunderbolt: Handle NULL boot ACL entries properly
  • Neil Armstrong (1):
    • drm/bridge/synopsys: dw-hdmi: fix dw_hdmi_setup_rx_sense
  • Nickhu (2):
    • nds32: Renaming the file for unaligned access
    • nds32: Fix the unaligned access handler
  • Nicolas Dichtel (2):
    • ip_tunnel: restore binding to ifaces with a large mtu
    • ip6_tunnel: remove magic mtu value 0xFFF8
  • Ondrej Zary (1):
    • drm/i915: Disable LVDS on Radiant P845
  • Ondřej Hlavatý (1):
    • ixgbe: fix parsing of TC actions for HW offload
  • Pablo Neira Ayuso (2):
    • netfilter: nft_limit: fix packet ratelimiting
    • netfilter: nf_tables: disable preemption in nft_update_chain_stats()
  • Paolo Abeni (1):
    • netfilter: ebtables: handle string from userspace with care
  • Parav Pandit (1):
    • IB/core: Fix error code for invalid GID entry
  • Paul Blakey (1):
    • cls_flower: Fix incorrect idr release when failing to modify rule
  • Paul Burton (1):
    • sched/core: Require cpu_active() in select_task_rq(), for user tasks
  • Peter Zijlstra (1):
    • sched/core: Fix rules for running on online && !active CPUs
  • Petr Machata (1):
    • mlxsw: spectrum: Forbid creation of VLAN 1 over port/LAG
  • Philipp Rudo (1):
    • s390/purgatory: Fix endless interrupt loop
  • Sachin Grover (1):
    • selinux: KASAN: slab-out-of-bounds in xattr_getsecurity
  • Samuel Mendoza-Jonas (1):
    • net/ncsi: Fix array size in dumpit handler
  • Sebastian Ott (1):
    • s390/dasd: use blk_mq_rq_from_pdu for per request data
  • Stanislaw Gruszka (1):
    • Revert “rt2800: use TXOP_BACKOFF for probe frames”
  • Steffen Klassert (1):
    • xfrm Fix potential error pointer dereference in xfrm_bundle_create.
  • Steven Rostedt (VMware) (2):
    • tracing: Fix crash when freeing instances with event triggers
    • tracing: Make the snapshot trigger work with instances
  • Suresh Reddy (1):
    • be2net: Fix error detection logic for BE3
  • Taehee Yoo (4):
    • netfilter: nf_tables: fix NULL pointer dereference on nft_ct_helper_obj_dump()
    • netfilter: nft_meta: fix wrong value dereference in nft_meta_set_eval
    • netfilter: nf_tables: fix NULL-ptr in nf_tables_dump_obj()
    • netfilter: nf_tables: increase nft_counters_enabled in nft_chain_stats_replace()
  • Thomas Richter (2):
    • perf test: “Session topology” dumps core on s390
    • perf data: Update documentation section on cpu topology
  • Tomi Valkeinen (1):
    • drm/omap: fix NULL deref crash with SDI displays
  • Toshiaki Makita (1):
    • tun: Fix NULL pointer dereference in XDP redirect
  • Vincent Chen (4):
    • nds32: Correct flush_dcache_page function
    • nds32: Flush the cache of the page at vmaddr instead of kaddr in flush_anon_page
    • nds32: Disable local irq before calling cpu_dcache_wb_page in copy_user_highpage
    • nds32: Fix compiler warning, Wstringop-overflow, in vdso.c
  • YueHaibing (1):
    • perf bpf: Fix NULL return handling in bpf__prepare_load()

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