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The current development kernel release is 2.4.0-test2. Here is Linus' announcement. It is a large new patch, with most of Alan's patches integrated. Check this listing of the 1350 modified files. Yet, Linus assures us the patch is perfect:
Normally, when you integrate almost 5MB of patches, bad things happen. This time, a miracle occurred. As I uploaded the resultant kernel, a specter of the holy penguin appeared before me, and said "It is Good. It is Bugfree".
Of course, someone quickly pointed out that, though it compiled, it did not actual run for him ...
Meanwhile, the first prepatch for test3 is already out. Anyone complaining about IDE timeouts, linker errors, etc on 2.4.0-test2 should move to test3-pre1 or apply this patch from Jens Axboe. Alan has also released 2.4.0test2-ac2 as part of the effort to gauge how much more work remains.
The current stable kernel release is still 2.2.16. Alan released 2.2.17pre6 on June 22nd, and has quickly worked his way up to 2.2.17pre9 as the week progressed. No word is available on when 2.2.17 will be released.
Other patches and updates released this week include:
Section Editor: Jonathan Corbet
June 29, 2000