The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.21-rc1
on February 20.
"There's a lot of changes, as is usual for an -rc1
thing, but at least so far it would seem that 2.6.20 has been a good base,
and I don't think we have anything *really* scary here.
include the long-awaited dynamic tick patch, better high-resolution timer
support, the VMI virtualization
(now built on top of paravirt_ops), the ALSA "system on chip"
layer, lots of new drivers, and more. See the
for details, or the
for lots of details.
As of this writing, a few hundred patches have found their way into the
mainline git repository since -rc1 was released. Most of them are in the
Video4Linux subsystem, adding ASUS P7131 remote control support, BTTV
cropping support, a big update to the pvrusb2 WinTV driver, a new MSI Mega
Sky 580 driver, and quite a bit more.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.20-mm2. Recent changes to
-mm include Xen DomU
support, lguest, Blackfin architecture support,
more workqueue changes, POSIX listio completion support for asynchronous
I/O, utrace (a new
tracing mechanism meant to replace ptrace()), and the kernel
Stable kernel updates: 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, and 22.214.171.124 were all released on
February 20 with a single patch: a fix for the NFS ACL denial of
service vulnerability. Larger updates for 2.6.18 and 2.6.19 (probably the
last stable updates for both of those kernels) are currently in the works,
with a likely release around the 23rd or 24th.
126.96.36.199 was released on
February 18 with about a dozen fixes.
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