The current stable 2.6 kernel is 220.127.116.11
on August 6.
There is a fairly long list of important fixes this time around, but none
with CVE (vulnerability) numbers attached.
The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.18-rc4, announced by Linus on
August 6. "The diffstat (and the appended shortlog)
tells the story: a lot of small fixes in various areas, mostly
drivers. Input layer, infiniband, usb, net, sound, vlb. Some cpufreq and
architecture updates. Also some audit rule improvements from Al &
Amy." The changes also include a new event notification mechanism
within the networking code and a function (netdev_alloc_skb()) for
allocating packet buffers in a NUMA-aware fashion. See the
long-format changelog for the details.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.18-rc3-mm2. Recent changes
to -mm include the return of the CacheFS subsystem, full compact
flash support in the libata code, a big x86-64 update, a number of memory
management tweaks, vectored asynchronous I/O support, and a "comprehensive
system accounting" patch.
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