After the official release of Linux 5.11 last week, the work of the kernel team has entered the merging stage of 5.12, which was originally a very important version, but the disastrous weather conditions in many places must slow them down or even stop them.
At present, there is no specific time node for the kernel merge window to restart.
The official announcement is as follows:
Those of us who are paying attention to the mainline kernel repository may have been wondering why the pull request of the 5.12 merge window seems not to have been executed. The problem is a blackout caused by severe winter weather in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. The 5.12 merge window is likely to be shelved until this issue is resolved, which may take a few days.