The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.19-rc5
by Linus on
November 7. It contains another pile of fixes, many of them in
architecture-specific code; the long-format
has the details. Linus says "there may be a -rc6, but
maybe we don't even need one.
Adrian Bunk calls those "famous last words" in his 2.6.19-rc5 known regressions list.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.19-rc5-mm1. Recent changes
to -mm include the latest kevent code (see below), the kernel virtual machine patch
set, and some big updates to the high-resolution timer and dynamic tick code -
which still has some problems.
The current stable 2.6 release is 188.8.131.52, released on November 3.
Once again, quite a long list of patches has been merged into this release.
On the 2.6.16 front, 184.108.40.206 was released on
November 3, followed by 220.127.116.11 on November 7.
Between these two releases quite a few bugs have been fixed, including
several which are security-related.
For 2.4 users, 2.4.34-pre5
came out on November 4. The first 2.4.34 release candidate is
expected before too long.
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