The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.23-rc8
on September 24.
It contains a relatively small number of fixes, and Linus is confident that
the final release is getting close. "Of course, me feeling happy is
usually immediately followed by some nasty person finding new problems, but
I'll just ignore that and enjoy the feeling anyway, however fleeting it may
As of this writing, about 50 post-rc8 patches have gone into the mainline
The current -mm tree is 2.6.23-rc8-mm1. Recent changes
to -mm include some ext4 enhancements, support for read-only bind mounts,
some kdump improvements, and a rework of the NFS export code.
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 184.108.40.206, released on September 26.
It contains a few dozen fixes for problems throughout the kernel.
220.127.116.11, released on September 24,
contains a single security fix for a privilege escalation
vulnerability in the sound subsystem. 18.104.22.168, released on the 21st,
is also a single-fix update; this one addresses an x86_64-only privilege
escalation problem. There is a larger 2.6.22 update in the works which
should be released shortly.
For older kernels: 22.214.171.124, released on
September 23, fixes the x86_64 vulnerability and one other bug. The
2.6.16 series returned on September 25 with 126.96.36.199-rc1, which contains a
fair number of fixes. 188.8.131.52 (September 23)
also has the x86_64 fix and a couple of others.
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