Linus has released 3.6-rc1 and closed the merge window for this development cycle. "I do have two more pull requests that are at least tentatively pending: there's the uapi header file disintegration from David Howells and the tcm_vhost merge from Nicholas Bellinger, both of which came in in time. So I'll take another look at those later. The pain of another header file revolution doesn't excite me, but we'll see." (See this article for a description of the header file work). All told, nearly 8,600 changes were pulled into the mainline during this merge window.