The current stable 2.6 kernel is 2.6.19
by Linus on November 29.
one of those rare "perfect" kernels. So if it doesn't happen to compile
with your config (or it does compile, but then does unspeakable acts of
perversion with your pet dachshund), you can rest easy knowing that it's
all your own d*mn fault, and you should just fix your evil ways.
For those just tuning in, major user-visible changes in 2.6.19 include the
parallel ATA driver
subsystem, the GFS2
and ext4 filesystems, a long
list of new drivers, eCryptfs, and more. See the LWN kernel API page for
a list of internal API changes, and the KernelNewbies 2.6.19 page
for vast amounts of detail.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.19-rc6-mm2. Recent changes
to -mm include some driver core tweaks, suspend/resume support for a number
of parallel ATA drivers, the file capabilities patch (see below), and a
per-task I/O accounting feature.
For older 2.6 kernels: the current 2.6.18 kernel is 126.96.36.199, released on November 29.
It contains a single fix for a buffer overflow in the network bridging code.
For 2.6.16 users, Adrian Bunk has released 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 with a number of fixes
and (in .34) a few new drivers.
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