[AI voice assistant] Good morning David, you have 3 new emails from Linus. Your coffee is ready and I've grabbed my virtual popcorn. Have a nice day.

sorry for the Life of Brian reference, but Linus' 5.6-rc1 mail is like the "Yes we are all individuals" scene youtube.com/watch?v=KHbzSif78q . 1400 individuals contributing to this dev cycle

oh the joys of release management. you want to get a solid release out and the developers keep sending urgent fixes. I humbly predict 5.5-rc8, there's just too many patches I would be comfortable with, but again I'm guilty of sending last minute fixes

I like users who report a bug and are able & willing to compile test kernels

mixed feelings about BLAKE3, excited that something significantly faster than current strong hashes exists, but in a few weeks btrfs is going to get BLAKE2 support

having to deal with memory barriers in code right after the EOY break is a very cheerful event for all involved. really.

friendly new year advice: check all your scripts for 201[0-9] etc. we can argue if a decade changes now or not, but the scripts won't care

the problems with 5.5 update of fs/pipe.c have a nice bonus where Linus dives into the parallel make jobsever scheduling (that uses pipes) and finds races that can cause slowdowns. everybody knows that parallel make inside linux.git is the most important workload in the world 


spam can be funny "Is this linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org still active?" -- mail 30 out of ~2000 on that day

Will memory management subsystem get a proper git tree before 2020?

I haven't done any serious C++ programming in years. Recently I've been watching cppcon 2019 videos and I think that C is actually a very nice and comprehensible language.
But even if it was C++ oriented conference, many videos are worth watching

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