The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.15-rc6
by Linus on
December 18. This one is intended to be the final -rc before 2.6.15
comes out - hopefully by the end of the year. Quite a few fixes have been
merged, but no new features are added at this late stage. "But do
give it a try, because Santa Claus has his CIA spooks checking y'all out,
and naughty people don't get any of the loot.
" See the long-format changelog
for the details.
About 40 post-rc6 patches are currently sitting in the mainline git
repository; they are all small fixes.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.15-rc5-mm3. Recent changes
to -mm include a Sony laptop ACPI driver, support for an
atomic_long_t type, the removal of the swap prefetching patches
("I wasn't able to notice much benefit from it in my testing, and the
number of mm/ patches in getting crazy, so we don't have capacity for
speculative things at present."), the unshare() system call
(see below), a set of MD updates, and the dropping of support for
gcc 3.1 and prior.
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 184.108.40.206, released on
December 14. It contains a relatively large number of patches with a
couple of security fixes and various other important repairs.
In an exception to normal policy, the stable team also released 220.127.116.11 on December 15.
It contains three patches, one of which is a security fix.
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