On October 23, 2018, Linus Torvalds came out of his self-imposed isolation, pulling a lot of patches from
the git trees of various developers. It was his first appearance on the Linux Kernel Mailing
since September 16, 2018, when he announced he would take a break from kernel development to address his
sometimes harsh behavior toward developers. On the 23rd, he announced his return, which I cover here
after summarizing some of his pull activities.