The current stable 2.6 release is 184.108.40.206
, released on
September 8, several minutes after the rather abortive 220.127.116.11
release. Quite a few
important fixes have made it into these releases, though none of them have
vulnerability numbers attached.
On the 2.6.16 front, Adrian Bunk has released 18.104.22.168-rc1 and 22.214.171.124-rc2 with another set
The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.18-rc7, announced by Linus on September 13. "Ok, ok, don't rub it in. I know I thought -rc6 would be
the last one, but I just feel more comfy doing an -rc7, even if most of the
changes are pretty minor." Expect the final release before too long.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.18-rc6-mm2. Recent changes
to -mm include some USB API changes, a big x86-64 patch (including stack
protection support), access control lists for tmpfs, and a patch which may
reorder PCI device enumeration on some systems. There are currently 1915
patches in -mm, the largest number ever.
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