Torvalds says Linux kernel 5.12 may ‘need an RC8’ due to size

Linus Torvalds says Linux kernel 5.12 may need a little longer in the oven due to the latest release candidate (RC) having a “bigger than average” size.

Torvalds made the comment in his latest State of the Kernel report where he announced the fifth release candidate of 5.12.

“I'm not overly worried yet, but let's just say that the trend had better not continue, or I'll start feeling like we will need to make this one of those releases that need an RC8,” Torvalds...