The current stable 2.6 kernel is 184.108.40.206
on November 10.
220.127.116.11 contains about a dozen fixes, including one for the zero-length
datagram bug. It does not contain a fix for the file lease denial of service bug
The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.15-rc1, announced by Linus on
November 11. Says Linus:
It's hard to go through in any great detail, because even the
shortlog is actually almost five thousand lines and about 200kB in
size, and would thus run afoul of the mailing list limits so I
can't include it here. The same is true of the diffstat, only even
more so. The unidiff is about a million lines in size, just the
diffstat is 300+kB.
The changes are really pretty much all over the place, with over
four thousand commits merged in the two weeks since 2.6.14...
The changes in 2.6.15 have been listed in detail here last week and the week before. Significant
changes merged since last week's article, but before 2.6.15-rc1, include a
new, simpler, type-safe netlink API, a new netfilter connection tracking
implementation (which understands IPv6 and will eventually replace the
current code), the removal of some SCSI subsystem typedefs
(Scsi_Device, Scsi_Pointer, and
Scsi_Host_Template), the removal of the owner field from
struct pci_driver, and a new "platform driver" interface.
For those who are just tuning in: some of the more significant changes in
2.6.15 will include device model changes, basic hotplug memory support, a
reworked NTFS implementation with improved write behavior, a big CIFS
update, a number of block improvements (and a reorganization of the block
layer into its own top-level directory), the Open-iSCSI initiator,
InfiniBand SCSI RDMA, RapidIO
support, a number of scheduler tweaks, the shared subtrees patch,
four-level page tables for the ia-64 architecture, and much more. See the short log for a long list of changes, or
long-format changelog for the details.
2.6.15-rc1 marks the closing of the window for new features, so Linus's git
repository contains mostly fixes. It does, however, also include a generic
cmpxchg implementation for i386, new Omnikey Cardman 4000 and 4040
drivers, and a new DMA32 zone for the x86-64 architecture.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.14-mm2. Recent changes to
-mm include some relayfs enhancements, some scheduler tweaks, and various
The current 2.4 kernel is 2.4.32, released by Marcelo on
November 16. 2.4 is in deep maintenance mode, so there's not a whole
lot of new features in 2.4.32.
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