The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.23-rc2
by Linus on
August 3. "So I tried to hold people to the merge window, and
said no to a few pull requests, but this whole '-rc2 is the new -rc1' thing
is a disease, and not only is -rc2 late, it's bigger than it should be. Oh,
" Along with a whole lot of fixes, -rc2 adds extensive
documentation to the Lguest code, a mechanism where kernel-space code can
request notification when it is about to be preempted from the CPU, new
configuration options for software suspend and hibernation, the removal of
support for SuperH sh73180 and 7300 CPUs, AMD Geode LX framebuffer support,
the removal of the arm26 port, and a TCP congestion control API change.
See the short-form changelog
for details or
for lots of details.
Roughly 50 changesets have been merged into the mainline repository since
The current stable 2.6 kernel remains 184.108.40.206. The 220.127.116.11 update is in review as of this
writing, and may be released as soon as August 9. It contains 84
fixes for problems all over the tree.
For older kernels: 18.104.22.168 was released on
August 4 with a fair number of important fixes.
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