The current development kernel is 2.5.38
, which was released
by Linus on September 21. It
contains a bunch of IA-64 updates, more partition handling and filesystem
work, a JFS update, some IDE changes, and a few important bug fixes. The long-format changlog
is available with the
Linus released 2.5.37 on September 20.
Among other things, this release included a bunch more
memory management and performance work from Andrew Morton, James
Bottomley's x86 "subarchitecture" work (finally), an ACPI update, more
threading performance work, an IrDA update, some IDE and block I/O
enhancements, some device model work, various architecture updates, and the
removal of Keith Owens from the MAINTAINERS file.
Again, see the long-format changelog for the details.
Linus's BitKeeper tree, which will become 2.5.39, contains some preemptible
kernel fixes, a temporary disk elevator fix to deal with some performance
problems (see below for the likely form of the real fix), some thread
fixups, a USB update, more VM and block I/O work, an ISDN update, the
removal of the global blk_size array (Al Viro: "it is an
ex-parrot"), and various other fixes and updates.
The current stable kernel is 2.4.19; there have been no 2.4.20
prepatches or -ac patches over the last week.
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