The current 2.6 prepatch remains 2.6.9-rc2
; Linus has released no
prepatches since September 13.
Linus's BitKeeper repository contains more __iomem annotations
(see last week's Kernel Page) and new
sparse annotations intended to flush out byte endianness errors, an NTFS
update, ethtool support in the loopback driver, m32r architecture support,
the "string" I/O memory access
functions, support for more than eight partitions on BSD-labeled disks,
some User-mode Linux cleanups, a tunable "max sectors" limit for block I/O
requests (a latency reduction feature), a new prctl() option
allowing programs to change their name, some shared memory scalability
improvements, and a change in TCP ICMP source quench behavior (such
messages are simply ignored now).
The current tree from Andrew Morton is 2.6.9-rc2-mm1. Recent changes to -mm include
the inclusion of a number of Ingo Molnar's latency reduction patches, a
rework of tty locking, a number of User-mode Linux updates, and various
The current 2.4 prepatch is still 2.4.28-pre3; Marcelo has released
no prepatches since September 11.
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