The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.11-rc3
by Linus on February 2. This
prepatch adds an XFS update, a set of out-of-memory killer fixes, a generic
transport class mechanism (which replaces the SCSI transport code), some
architecture updates, the removal of bcopy()
, a fix for writable
module parameters in sysfs (it never actually worked before), and various
fixes. See the long-format changelog
Linus's BitKeeper repository contains a small number of patches, including
some IDE updates, some additional checking in read() and
write() (see below), a DMA blacklist for problematic serial ATA
drives, and a handful of fixes.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.11-rc3-mm1.
Recent changes to -mm include a firewire update, the address space
randomization patches (covered on last week's security page), the
"BIO pool" mechanism, the removal of the realtime rlimit patch (see below),
and more fixes.
There still have been no 2.4.30 prepatches.
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