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Linus Torvalds worried Linux kernel might get messy around Christmas

LTS release 5.10 is currently unruly and looks like colliding with the holiday season

Linus Torvalds has expressed some worries about progress of version 5.10 of the Linux kernel.

“Hmm. The 5.10 release candidates stubbornly keeps staying fairly big, even though by rc5 we really should be seeing things starting to calm down and shrink,” he said in his weekly state of the kernel post.

While Torvalds went on to write: “There’s nothing in here that makes me particularly nervous,” adding: “I’m still hopeful for things to calm down. Otherwise we get into uncomfortable territory for the next release with the holiday season coming up too.”