From his original post, there is a clear date he claims the FP rate to have gone up... so this isn't a blanket Gmail FP rate issue, but rather a Gmail or spam blacklist incident, which is quite different from what the summary would suggest. As of right now:
lkml.org Added to UCEPROTECTL2
Uceprotectl2 Automatically Delists Entries
This blacklist does not offer any form of manual request to delist. Your IP Address will either automatically expire from listing after a given timeframe, or after time expires from the last receipt of spam into their spamtraps from your IP Address.
Uceprotectl2 Accepts Payments Or Donations
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Reason for listing - Net 22.214.171.124/21 is UCEPROTECT-Level2 listed because 36 abusers are hosted by RCN-ASN - Reality Check Network Corp./AS46652 there. See: http://www.uceprotect.net/rblc...
UCEPROTECTL2 seems a bit shady, but I am not blacklist expert.
Also as a side note, any spam filter that attempts context evaluation has a tendency to mark emails with code or special character formatting as spam. Even emails with links. So for someone like Linus to have a higher blanket spam FP rate is also not surprising.
The best gmail feature is the "never treat as spam" filter.