The 3.9-rc5 kernel prepatch is out. Linus says: "Nothing really peculiar stands out. Exynos DRM updates, IBM RamSan driver updates are a bit larger, l2tp update... The rest is pretty much small patches spread out all over. Mostly drivers (block, net, media, tty, usb), networking, and some filesystem updates (btrfs, nfs). Some arch updates (x86, arc). Things seem to be calming down a bit, and everything seems largely on track for a 3.9 release in a few weeks."