"I could probably just have called it 3.0, but there's a few nagging things left, notably a boot-time RCU hang that apparently hit two people. Paul is working on it. So we'll have at least one more -rc." - Linus Torvalds (Google+)
"I think I said -rc6 might be the last -rc. I lied.
Things have been pretty quiet, but there's enough new stuff here that I wanted to do another -rc, and we still have some issues with the RCU changes causing problems when RCU events happen before the scheduler has been fully initialized etc. So -rc7 is out there, although it might not have mirrored out to the public sites quite yet.
I also ended up re-generating the -rc6 files (fat-fingered the release script), so the -rc6 patches and tar-balls look all brand spanking new too! Two releases for the price of one!
There's not a whole lot to say about it - the appended shortlog gives a reasonable overview. Random drivers (we're back to the usual "two thirds drivers" statistics), some media and cifs updates, and some vmscan corner case improvements." - Linus Torvalds (lwn.net)
A Linux kernel 3.0-rc7 a kernel.org-ról tölthető le. A bejelentés a változások listájával együtt itt olvasható.