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SubjectLinux 5.17-rc1
I've tagged the rc1 release a couple of hours earlier than usual, and
in a timezone 10 hours before the usual one, so this merge window was
technically a bit shorter than usual. But if somebody didn't get their
pull request in in time, they shouldn't have left it so late - and
there's always 5.18. Never fear - we'll not run out of numbers.

I was nervous that this merge window would be more painful than usual
due to my family-related travels, but I have to give thanks to people:
a lot of you sent your pull requests early in the merge window, and
while there were a couple of hiccups I hit early on, that was all
before switching my main workstation to a laptop. Everything seems to
have gone fairly smoothly.

Knock wood.

5.17 doesn't seem to be slated to be a huge release, and everything
looks fairly normal. We've got a bit more activity than usual in a
couple of corners of the kernel (random number generator and the
fscache rewrite stand out), but even with those things, the big
picture view looks very much normal: the bulk is various driver
updates, with architectures updates, documentation, and tooling being
the bulk of the rest. Even with a total rewrite, that fscache diff
looks more like a blip in the big picture.

And hey, it may not be a huge release, but the full shortlog would
still be much too big to post - or scan through. So as is traditional,
I'm just appending my mergelog as a highlevel view of what's been
going on.

Please give it all a test,

Linus

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Alex Williamson (1):
VFIO updates

Alexandre Belloni (2):
i3c updates
RTC updates

Andreas Gruenbacher (1):
gfs2 updates

Andrew Morton (3):
misc updates
more updates
yet more updates

Ard Biesheuvel (1):
EFI updates

Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo (2):
perf tool updates
more perf tools updates

Arnd Bergmann (6):
ARM SoC updates
ARM defconfig updates
ARM SoC driver updates
ARM SoC devicetree updates
RISC-V SoC updates
asm-generic cleanups

Bartosz Golaszewski (2):
gpio updates
gpio fixes

Bjorn Andersson (3):
rpmsg updates
remoteproc updates
hwspinlock updates

Bjorn Helgaas (2):
pci updates
pci fix

Borislav Petkov (21):
x86 fpu update
x86 paravirtualization fix
x86 platform fix
x86 SEV updates
x86 resource control fixlet
x86 SGX updates
x86 mm updates
misc x86 updates
x86 cleanups
x86 cpuid updates
x86 build fix
x86 vdso updates
notifier fix
thread_info flag accessor helper updates
RAS updates
EDAC updates
missed x86 build updates
scheduler updates
locking updates
perf updates
x86 core updates

Catalin Marinas (2):
arm64 updates
arm64 fixes/cleanups

Christian Brauner (1):
fs idmapping updates

Christoph Hellwig (1):
dma-mapping updates

Chuck Lever (1):
nfsd updates

Damien Le Moal (2):
ATA updates
ATA fix

Dan Williams (2):
dax and libnvdimm updates
CXL (Compute Express Link) updates

Daniel Vetter (1):
drm fixes

Darrick Wong (6):
xfs updates
xfs fixes
xfs ioctl housecleaning
xfs irix ioctl housecleaning
more xfs irix ioctl housecleaning
xfs fixes

Dave Airlie (2):
drm updates
drm fixes

David Howells (2):
fscache rewrite
more fscache updates

David Sterba (1):
btrfs updates

David Teigland (1):
dlm updates

Dmitry Torokhov (1):
input updates

Dominik Brodowski (1):
pcmcia updates

Dominique Martinet (1):
9p updates

Eric Biederman (1):
signal/exit/ptrace updates

Gabriel Krisman Bertazi (1):
unicode updates

Gao Xiang (1):
erofs updates

Geert Uytterhoeven (1):
m68k updates

Greg KH (6):
driver core updates
staging driver updates
tty/serial driver updates
USB and Thunderbolt updates
SPDX/License update
char/misc and other driver updates

Guenter Roeck (1):
hwmon updates

Gustavo A (1):
cast-function-type warning addition

Hans de Goede (1):
x86 platform driver updates

Heiko Carstens (2):
s390 updates
more s390 updates

Helge Deller (3):
parisc architecture updates
fbdev maintainership update
more parisc architecture updates

Herbert Xu (1):
crypto updates

Ilya Dryomov (1):
ceph updates

Jaegeuk Kim (1):
f2fs updates

Jakub Kicinski (2):
networking updates
networking fixes

James Bottomley (2):
SCSI updates
more SCSI updates

Jan Kara (2):
fanotify updates
UDF / reiserfs updates

Jarkko Sakkinen (1):
TPM updates

Jason Donenfeld (2):
random number generator updates
random number generator fixes

Jason Gunthorpe (1):
rdma updates

Jassi Brar (1):
mailbox updates

Jens Axboe (5):
io_uring updates
block updates
block driver updates
io_uring fixes
block fixes

Jiri Kosina (3):
HID updates
trivial tree removal
HID fixes

Joerg Roedel (1):
iommu updates

Jon Mason (1):
NTB updates

Jonathan Corbet (2):
documentation updates
documentation fixes

Juergen Gross (1):
xen updates

Julia Lawall (1):
coccinelle updates

Kees Cook (2):
pstore update
seccomp updates

Lee Jones (2):
MFD updates
backlight updates

Linus Walleij (1):
pin control bulk updates

Luis Chamberlain (1):
module updates

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

Masahiro Yamada (2):
Kbuild updates
Kbuild fixes

Matthew Wilcox (3):
folio conversion updates
iomap updates
more folio updates

Mauro Carvalho Chehab (2):
media updates
media fixes

Michael Ellerman (1):
powerpc updates

Michael Tsirkin (1):
virtio updates

Mike Marshall (1):
orangefs fixes

Mike Rapoport (1):
memblock cleanup

Mike Snitzer (1):
device mapper updates

Miklos Szeredi (1):
fuse updates

Mimi Zohar (1):
integrity subsystem updates

Miquel Raynal (1):
MTD updates

Namjae Jeon (1):
exfat updates

Palmer Dabbelt (2):
RISC-V updates
more RISC-V updates

Paolo Bonzini (2):
kvm updates
more kvm updates

Paul McKenney (3):
RCU updates
memory model documentation updates
KCSAN updates

Paul Moore (2):
selinux updates
audit updates

Pavel Machek (1):
LED updates

Petr Mladek (2):
printk updates
livepatching updates

Rafael Wysocki (8):
ACPI updates
power management updates
thermal control updates
device properties framework updates
more ACPI updates
more power management updates
extra ACPI updates
more thermal control updates

Richard Weinberger (2):
JFFS2, UBI and UBIFS updates
UML updates

Rob Herring (2):
devicetree updates
devicetree fixes and cleanups

Russell King (1):
ARM updates

Sebastian Reichel (2):
power supply and reset updates
HSI update

Shuah Khan (2):
Kselftest update
KUnit updates

Stafford Horne (1):
OpenRISC updates

Stephen Boyd (2):
clk updates
clk fixes

Steve French (3):
cifs updates
ksmbd server fixes
cifs fixes

Steven Rostedt (3):
tracing updates
tracing fix
ftrace fix

Takashi Iwai (2):
sound updates
sound fixes

Ted Ts'o (1):
ext4 updates

Tejun Heo (2):
cgroup updates
workqueue updates

Thierry Reding (1):
pwm updates

Thomas Bogendoerfer (1):
MIPS updates

Thomas Gleixner (3):
irq updates
timer updates
MSI irq updates

Ulf Hansson (1):
MMC updates

Vineet Gupta (1):
ARC fixes

Vinod Koul (1):
dmaengine updates

Vlastimil Babka (2):
slab updates
more slab updates

Wei Liu (1):
hyperv updates

Wim Van Sebroeck (1):
watchdog updates

Wolfram Sang (1):
i2c updates

Yury Norov (1):
bitmap updates

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