Linux 4.17 released, Bootlin contributions

Penguin from Mylène Josserand
Drawing from Mylène Josserand,
based on a picture from Samuel Blanc under CC-BY-SA

4.17 was released last Sunday, so it’s time for our highlight article to see daylight.

As always, did an interesting coverage of this release cycle merge window, highlighting the most important changes: the first half of the 4.17 merge window and the rest of the 4.17 merge window. For 4.17 only, Bootlin contributed a total of 331 patches, which puts us at the 10th place in the ranking of most contributing companies according to both LWN and KPS.

Also according to LWN statistics, Bootlin’s engineer Alexandre Belloni is the 6th most active developer in terms of changesets for this release with a total of 124 commits, almost a percent of the total number.

The main highlights of our contributions are:

Bootlin engineers are not only contributors, but also maintainers of various subsystems in the Linux kernel, which means they are involved in the process of reviewing, discussing and merging patches contributed to those subsystems:

  • Maxime Ripard, as the Allwinner platform co-maintainer, merged 97 patches from other contributors
  • Boris Brezillon, as the MTD/NAND maintainer, merged 87 patches from other contributors
  • Alexandre Belloni, as the RTC maintainer and Atmel platform co-maintainer, merged 46 patches from other contributors
  • Grégory Clement, as the Marvell EBU co-maintainer, merged 14 patches from other contributors

Here is the commit by commit detail of our contributions to 4.17:

Author: Quentin Schulz

Quentin Schulz was an engineer at Bootlin between 2016 and 2018. See for details.

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