The current 2.6 kernel is 2.6.11
, finally, on March 2. Only a
small number of fixes went in after 2.6.11-rc5
, which had, itself, consisted of a
slightly larger number of fixes. For those just tuning in, 2.6.11 includes
four-level page tables
a rework of the direct rendering code,
in-inode extended attributes for ext3 (gives better Samba performance
a new pipe implementation
a bunch of latency reduction work (though some latency issues remain),
the Big Kernel Semaphore
and lots more. The long-format
has the details.
As of this writing, no post-2.6.11 patches have been merged into Linus's
It's worth noting that Linus has started a
discussion on making some (relatively small) changes to the kernel
The current -mm tree is 2.6.11-rc5-mm1.
Recent changes to -mm include a new set of scheduler patches, a reiser4
update, some /dev/mem tweaks to get around cache coherency
problems, a new NFS access control list patch set, and a big set of PCMCIA
patches which make that subsystem work with the hotplug mechanism (and
obsolete the longstanding cardmgr daemon).
The LWN 2.6 API changes
document has recently been updated, and should be current to the 2.6.11
The current 2.4 prepatch remains 2.4.30-pre2; there have been no 2.4
prepatches released since February 23.
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