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A block quote would be a great way to share an excerpt from another source without resorting to an image. To create a block quote, type or paste some text into your post, then select it, and in the formatting toolbar that appears click the button with a quote (") on it. It'll create a quoted block of text like this:
So the take from final week of the 4.16 release looks a lot like rc7, in that about half of it is networking. If it wasn't for that, it would all be very small and calm.
We had a number of fixes and cleanups elsewhere, but none of it made me go "uhhuh, better let this soak for another week". And davem didn't think the networking was a reason to delay the release, so I'm not.
End result: 4.16 is out, and the merge window for 4.17 is open and I'll start doing pull requests tomorrow.
Outside of networking, most of the last week was various arch fixlets (powerpc, arm, x86, arm64), some driver fixes (mainly scsi and rdma) and misc other noise (documentation, vm, perf).