The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.10-rc1
, which was released
by Linus on October 22.
Changes from 2.6.9 include a big USB update, the kernel events notification
mechanism, the switchable I/O schedulers patch (and a new version of the
CFQ scheduler), an NTFS update, in-kernel keyring management, an IRQ
subsystem code rework, version 17 of the wireless extension API, the BSD
secure levels module, an NFSv4 update, some scheduler tweaks, DVD+RW and
CDRW packet writing support, lots of networking changes, and a number of
architecture updates. Internal API changes include a new
function, changing most of the core device
model functions to be exported GPL-only, the removal of the "BIO walking"
helper functions, changing remap_page_range()
, and a new generic
circular buffer type (covered in last week's
). See the long-format
for the details.
Linus's BitKeeper repository contains an x86 signal delivery optimization,
an IDE update, I/O space write barrier
support, a frame buffer driver update, more scheduler tweaks, some big
kernel lock preemption patches, an IDE update, various architecture
updates, and lots of fixes.
The current tree from Andrew Morton is 2.6.10-rc1-mm1. Recent changes to -mm include
a massive cleanup of (deprecated) MODULE_PARM() calls, a
configuration option for dnotify (in anticipation of adding inotify), an
ext3 reservation update, and more fixes. The size of -mm has dropped
considerably since many patches have found their way into the mainline.
The current 2.4 prepatch is 2.4.28-rc1, announced by Marcelo on October 22.
A relatively small set of fixes has been added since -pre4.
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