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SubjectLinux 5.16-rc1
It's been two weeks, and the merge window is thus closed.

I actually anticipated more problems during the merge window than we
hit - I was traveling with a laptop for a few days early on in the
merge window, and that's usually fairly painful. But - knock wood - it
all worked out fine. Partly thanks to a lot of people sending in their
pull requests fairly early, so that I could get a bit of a head start
before travels. But partly also because I didn't end up having any
"uhhuh, things aren't working and now I need to bisect where they
broke" events for me on any of my machines. At least yet.

So who knows? Maybe this will be one of those painless releases where
everything just works.


Anyway, it's not a huge release, although it's also not a remarkably
small one like 5.15 was (ok, "remarkably small" is relative, when even
such small releases have 10k+ commits).. There's a bit of everything
in here, and you can look to the appended mergelog for some kind of
flavor, but I guess the folio work is worth mentioning, since it's an
unusually core thing that we don't tend to see most releases. The
intent is to have a more efficient and type-safe way to specify "head
of a group of pages", rather than the page pointers and
"compound_head()" and friends.

That said, the folio changes may be unusually core, but they certainly
aren't the bulk of the changes. Pretty small in the end, with the real
meat and potatoes being all the usual stuff. As always, most of the
changes are to drivers (gpu, networking, sound and staging stand out,
but it's all over) and architecture code. Hardware support is the bulk
of the code, it gets the bulk of the changes. But we obviously have
all the normal other updates, with filesystem, networking, and core
kernel code. With documentation and tooling support filling the gaps.

And somewhat unusually, our library code stands out in the diffstat,
thanks to the big update to a more recent version of upstream libzstd.

Anyway, the merge window may have gone about as smoothly as I could
hope for, but let's get the whole stabilization phase started with
some serious testing, shall we?




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ceph updates

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file locking updates

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block updates
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io_uring fix
block fixes

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HID updates

Joerg Roedel (1):
iommu updates

John Johansen (1):
apparmor updates

Jonathan Corbet (1):
documentation updates

Juergen Gross (1):
xen updates

Julia Lawall (1):
coccinelle updates

Kees Cook (4):
thread_info update to move 'cpu' back from task_struct
compiler hardening updates
overflow updates
seccomp updates

Lee Jones (2):
MFD updates
backlight updates

Linus Walleij (1):
pin control updates

Luis Chamberlain (1):
module updates

Mark Brown (3):
regmap update
regulator updates
spi updates

Masahiro Yamada (1):
Kbuild updates

Matthew Wilcox (1):
memory folios

Mauro Carvalho Chehab (1):
media updates

Max Filippov (1):
xtensa updates

Michael Ellerman (1):
powerpc updates

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virtio updates

Michal Simek (1):
microblaze update

Miguel Ojeda (2):
compiler attributes update
auxdisplay updates

Mike Marshall (1):
orangefs fixes

Mike Snitzer (1):
device mapper updates

Miklos Szeredi (2):
fuse updates
overlayfs updates

Mimi Zohar (1):
integrity subsystem updates

Miquel Raynal (1):
mtd updates

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exfat fix

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zstd update

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RISC-V updates

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KVM updates
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printk updates

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ACPI updates
power management updates
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Rich Felker (1):
arch/sh updates

Rob Herring (2):
devicetree updates
devicetree fixes

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ARM updates
ARM fixes

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power supply and reset updates
HSI update

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Kselftest updates
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Stafford Horne (1):
OpenRISC updates

Stephen Boyd (2):
clk updates
more clk updates

Steve French (3):
cifs updates
ksmbd updates
more cifs updates

Steven Rostedt (4):
tracing updates
more tracing updates
tracing fixes
tracing fixes

Takashi Iwai (2):
sound updates
sound fixes

Ted Ts'o (1):
ext4 updates

Tejun Heo (2):
workqueue updates
cgroup updates

Thierry Reding (1):
pwm updates

Thomas Bogendoerfer (2):
MIPS updates
more MIPS updates

Thomas Gleixner (11):
irq updates
perf updates
locking updates
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timer updates
scheduler updates
x86/apic update
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x86 static call update
irq fixes
timer fix

Trond Myklebust (1):
NFS client updates

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MMC and MEMSTICK updates

Vasily Gorbik (2):
s390 updates
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Vinod Koul (1):
dmaengine updates

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hyperv updates

Will Deacon (2):
arm64 updates
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watchdog updates

Wolfram Sang (2):
i2c fix
i2c updates

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