The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.24-rc2
, somewhat belatedly, on
November 6. "There was nothing in particular holding this thing
up, I just basically just forgot to cut a -rc2 release last week.
Patches merged since -rc1 are mostly fixes, but there's also some DCCP
improvements, a flag to silence warnings about use of deprecated
interfaces, an asynchronous event notification API for SCSI/SATA (it tells
the system when a removable disk has been inserted), a Japanese
translation of the SubmittingPatches document, an ATA link power management
API, and a bit more x86 unification work. See the short-form changelog
for a list of
patches, or the
for the details.
As of this writing, no patches have found their way into the mainline git
repository since the -rc2 release.
For older kernels: 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 came out on November 2
and 5, respectively. These releases contain a number of patches,
including one which is security-related for both people running Minix
filesystems. Greg Kroah-Hartman has
recently said that, contrary to previous
indications, the 2.6.22.x series will continue for a while yet.
188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 were released on
November 1 and 5, respectively. They contain quite a few fixes,
several of which have vulnerability numbers associated with them.
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