The release got delayed by a week due to travels, but I suspect that’s
just as well. We had a few fixes come in, and while it wasn’t a lot, I
think we’re better off for it. At least I hope so – I’ll be very
disappointed if any of them cause more problems than they fix..
Anyway, the patch from rc8 is fairly small, with mainly some small
arch updates (arm, mips, powerpc, s390, sparc, x86 all had some minor
changes, some of them due to a networking fix for the bpf jit). And
drivers (mainly gpu and networking). And some generic networking
fixes. The appended shortlog gives more details.
Anyway, with this, the merge window for 3.14 is obviously open.