I usually do the releases on a Sunday afternoon, but occasionally cut the merge window short by a day just to keep people on their toes, and make sure people learn not to send in last-minute pull requests. No gaming the merge window to the last day. This is one such release.
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# ! There’s a New Release Candidate in Town…
# ! … You already know what to do.
# ! Go, Check it Out ~
[Source: LKML: Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.9-rc1]