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Kernel Page Lite
This week's kernel page is minimal since Jon is busy vacationing in the Utah desert. Tune in again next week for the full kernel page.
The current development kernel release is 2.5.7.
The current stable kernel release is 2.4.18.
Stable kernel prepatch 2.4.19-pre5 released. Marcelo has released 2.4.19-pre5, with -aa writeout scheduling changes, which should improve IO performance (and interactivity under heavy write loads).
Stable kernel prepatch 2.2.21-rc3 released. Stable kernel prepatch 2.2.21-rc3 has been released. The changes include driver updates for Plan B and 3ware raid, numerous fixes, and the final ppp zlib bug fixes.
Kernel Traffic #160. Issue #160 of Kernel Traffic covers RFC 2385, the maximum thread count, the maximum partition size, SSCA, ftape in 2.4, a new NTFS driver, ATM Maintainership, filesystem benchmarks, erratic system times in 2.4 kernels, and more.
Section Editor: Forrest Cook
April 4, 2002