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SubjectLinux 4.11-rc1
So two weeks have passed, the merge window is over, and 4.11-rc1 has
been tagged and pushed out.

This looks like a fairly regular release. It's on the smallish side,
but mainly just compared to 4.9 and 4.10 - so it's not really
_unusually_ small (in recent kernels, 4.1, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7 and now 4.11
all had about the same number of commits in the merge window).

It _does_ feel like there was more stuff that I was asked to pull than
was in linux-next. That always happens, but seems to have happened
more now than usually. Comparing to the linux-next tree at the time of
the 4.10 release, almost 18% of the non-merge commits were not in
Linux-next. That seems higher than usual, although I guess Stephen
Rothwell has actual numbers from past merges.

Now, about a quarter of the patches that weren't in linux-next do end
up having the same patch ID as something that was, so some of it was
due to just rebasing. But still - we have about 13% of the merge
window that wasn't in linux-next when 4.10 was released.

Looking at the sources of that, there's a few different classes:

- fixes.

This is obviously ok and inevitable. I don't expect everything to
have been in linux-next, after all.

- the statx() systen call thing.

Yeah, I'll allow this one too, because quite frankly, the first
version of that patch was posted over six years ago.

- there's the quite noticeable <linux/sched.h> split-up series

This one was posted and discussed before the merge window, and
needed to be merged late (and even then caused some conflicts). So it
had real reasons for late inclusion.

- a couple of subsystems. drm, Infiniband, watchdog and btrfs stand out.

That last case is what I found rather annoying this merge window.

In particular, if you cannot follow the simple merge window rules
(this whole two-week merge window and linux-next process has been in
place over a decade), at least make the end result look good. Make it
all look easy and problem-free. Make it look like you know what you're
doing, and make damn sure the code was tested exhaustively some other

Because if you bypass the linux-next sanity checks, you had better
have your own sanity checks that you replaced them with. Or you just
need to be _so_ good that nobody minds you bypassing them, and nobody
ever notices your shortcuts.

Saying "screw all the rules and processes we have in place to verify
things", and then sending me crap that doesn't even build for me is
_not_ acceptable.

You people know who you are. Next merge window I will not accept
anything even remotely like that. Things that haven't been in
linux-next will be rejected, and since you're already on my shit-list
you'll get shouted at again.



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GFS2 fix

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m68nommu update

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hwmon updates
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parisc fixes and cleanups

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crypto update
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debugobjects updates
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security layer updates
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block layer updates
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modules updates

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livepatching updates
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HID fix

Joerg Roedel (3):
IOMMU fixes

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xen updates

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pstore updates
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Lee Jones (2):
MFD updates
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Linus Walleij (2):
pin control updates
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Mark Brown (3):
regmap updates
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Martin Schwidefsky (2):
s390 updates
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Matthew Wilcox (1):
IDR rewrite

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media updates

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Xtensa updates

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powerpc updates
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vhost updates

Mike Marshall (1):
orangefs updates

Mike Snitzer (2):
device mapper updates
device mapper fixes

Miklos Szeredi (2):
overlayfs updates
fuse update

Nicholas Bellinger (1):
SCSI target updates

Paolo Bonzini (1):
KVM updates

Paul Gortmaker (1):
exception table module split

Paul Moore (1):
audit updates

Petr Mladek (1):
printk updates

Radim Krčmář (1):
more KVM updates

Rafael Wysocki (5):
device property updates
power management updates
ACPI updates
ACPI fix
turbostat utility updates

Rob Herring (1):
DeviceTree updates

Robert Peterson (1):
GFS2 updates

Russell King (1):
ARM updates

Sebastian Reichel (1):
power supply and reset updates

Shaohua Li (1):
md updates

Shuah Khan (2):
Kselftest update
kselftest fix

Stafford Horne (1):
OpenRISC updates

Stephen Boyd (1):
clk updates

Steve French (2):
CIFS/SMB3 updates
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Steven Rostedt (3):
tracing updates
another tracing update
ktest updates

Takashi Iwai (2):
sound updates
sound fixes

Ted Ts'o (2):
fscrypt updates
ext4 updates

Tejun Heo (4):
libata updates
percpu update
cgroup updates
workqueue update

Thierry Reding (1):
pwm updates

Thomas Gleixner (2):
timer updates
irq updates

Ulf Hansson (1):
MMC updates

Vineet Gupta (1):
ARC updates

Vinod Koul (1):
dmaengine updates

Will Deacon (2):
arm64 updates
arm64 fixes

Wolfram Sang (1):
i2c updates

Zhang Rui (1):
thermal management updates

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