The current 2.6 release is 2.6.13
by Linus on August 28. Only a
small number of relatively important fixes went in since -rc7. For those
just tuning in, 2.6.13 includes inotify
support for the Xtensa architecture, kexec and
support, a configuration-time selectable clock interrupt
(the default for i386 changes to 250 Hz), a much-improved CFQ I/O scheduler
with I/O priority support, the voluntary preemption patches, the removal of
the devfs configuration option (though the code remains in place for the
moment) and more. The
contains the details
for the patches merged since 2.6.13-rc7.
The floodgates have opened for 2.6.14; Linus's git repository includes a
large InfiniBand update (with a shared receive queue implementation), a PHY
abstraction layer for ethernet drivers, a serial ATA update, four-level
page table support for the ppc64 architecture, some sk_buff
structure shrinking patches, a big netfilter update (including netlink
interface to a number of netfilter internals and a user-space packet
logging capability), a new linked list primitive, a DCCP implementation
(see below), and more.
The current -mm release remains 2.6.13-rc6-mm2; there have been
no -mm releases over the last week.
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 220.127.116.11, released on August 29.
This one will be the last in the 2.6.12.x series, now that 2.6.13 is out;
it contains a small number of important fixes.
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