In case anybody wonders why the merging of patches for the 3.12 kernel appears to have come to a stop: Linus has run into a disk failure. "If worst comes to worst, I'll just do the last next days of the merge window on the laptop that I was planning on finishing it off with anyway, since I have travel coming up. At least this didn't happen at the very beginning of the merge window..."
September 11, 2013
A Glitch in the 3.12 Merge Window
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