“From Linus Torvalds
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2012 19:59:50 -0800
Subject Linux 3.7
Whee. After an extra rc release, 3.7 is now out. After a few more trials at fixing things, in the end we ended up reverting the kswapd changes that caused problems. And with the extra rc, I had decided to risk doing the buffer.c cleanups that would otherwise have just been marked for stable during the next merge window, and had enough time to fix a few problems that people found there too.
It has been quite a ride. The first Linux kernel I used was 2.2 way back in 2000. It worked first time and every time for me. I have watched the kernel grow, become mature and diversified. It’s just an amazing thing, like a big beautiful tree. Unlike me, having passed my prime more than a few years ago, Linux just keeps improving, forever young. Like our children, impossible to know just how far they will go, Linux will go on to do great things and may outlive us all.