The current stable 2.6 release is 184.108.40.206
on January 14.
This one contains a dozen or so patches for kernel crashes and security
The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.16-rc1, announced by Linus on
January 17. The details of what's in this release can be found in last week's summary and
this week's update (see below). In brief: 2.6.16 will include
the OCFS2 filesystem, the swap migration patches, various
new drivers, the mutex
changeover, high-resolution timers, a transparent inter-process communication
(TIPC) protocol implementation, a big netfilter update, a new
batch-level scheduler class, and more.
See the short log file for an overview
(note that "short" is relative) or the
long-format log for the details.
Linus's post-rc1 git repository contains a pile of network driver updates
and a few other fixes. The 2.6.16 merge window has closed, so one would
not expect to see a whole lot of new features going in at this point.
There will apparently be one exception, however: Andrew Morton intends to
merge the openat() series of system calls, along with the
pselect() and ppoll() implementation. These new system
call were covered here last
The current -mm tree is 2.6.16-rc1-mm1. Recent changes
to -mm include a bunch of reiser3 work ("Please test with caution,
but please test."), several more semaphore-to-mutex conversion
patches, multi-column oops stack backtraces for i386, and a new software
suspend API intended to help move some of the image save/restore work to
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