The current 2.6 prepatch remains 2.6.12-rc5
. Linus's git repository
contains 200 or so patches; these are mostly fixes, but there is also a
conversion of the IDE driver code to the device model, a new Broadcom
bcm5706 gigabit driver, the removal of the Philips webcam decompression
code, an IPv4 "alias promotion" feature (make a secondary interface address
into the primary if the previous primary is deleted), and an updated CPU
The current -mm tree is 2.6.12-rc5-mm2.
Recent changes to -mm include the pluggable
congestion avoidance modules patch, some filesystem namespace patches,
some scheduler tweaks, and lots of fixes.
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 188.8.131.52, released on May 27.
The current 2.4 kernel is 2.4.31, released by Marcelo on May 31. 2.4.31
contains quite a few fixes and some driver updates, but new features are no
longer being added to 2.4.
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