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Linux Kernel 6.10 RC3 Released With Many KVM-related Fixes

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Last week, Linus Torvalds unveiled the second release candidate (RC2) for the upcoming version 6.10 of the Linux kernel. This forthcoming version has been codenamed "Baby Opossum Posse", succeeding the previous codename "Hurr durr I'ma ninja sloth" used since Linux 4.0.

Yesterday, Torvalds released the third release candidate (RC3) for Linux Kernel 6.10, marking another significant milestone in the development cycle. According to Torvalds, this release candidate primarily comprises minor changes and improvements across various areas of the kernel.

Linux Kernel 6.10-rc3 Released
Linux Kernel 6.10-rc3 Released

Minor Improvements

One notable aspect of RC3 is the inclusion of fixes and enhancements for Ethernet drivers, which are essential components responsible for enabling network connectivity on Linux systems.

Additionally, the release addresses issues and introduces improvements to the Server Message Block (SMB) client, a protocol widely used for sharing files and printers across networks.

Furthermore, RC3 incorporates updates to the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) self-tests, which are crucial for ensuring the reliability and performance of the BPF technology used for efficient kernel-level packet filtering and processing.

Alongside these changes, RC3 also introduces miscellaneous fixes and improvements to various filesystem implementations supported by the Linux kernel, further enhancing the overall stability and performance of file operations.

Kernel 6.10 RC3 includes mostly KVM-related Fixes

In his release notes, Torvalds expressed satisfaction with the progress made in RC3, stating that nothing particularly unusual or concerning stood out in this iteration.

He emphasized that the changes are primarily focused on driver fixes, architecture-specific updates (mainly related to the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization technology), and routine core kernel updates affecting filesystems, memory management, and core networking components.

Torvalds reassured the Linux community that the development process is progressing smoothly, and he encouraged users and developers to continue actively testing and contributing to the kernel's development.

Test Linux Kernel 6.10 RC3

Users are encouraged to test the latest release candidate by downloading it from the Kernel.org website or the Linus Torvalds's git tree.

Please note that these development versions should not be used on production systems due to their experimental nature.

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