Linus has released the 3.11-rc4 prepatch. "I had hoped things would start calming down, but rc4 is pretty much exactly the same size as rc3 was. That said, the patches seem a bit more spread out, and less interesting - which is a good thing. Boring is good." All told, 339 non-merge changesets were pulled into the mainline for -rc4. They are mostly fixes, but there is also a mysterious set of ARM security fixes (starting here) that showed up without prior discussion.