The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.24-rc3
by Linus on
November 16. Along with a lot of fixes it contains support for newer
I/OAT devices and a patch marking the PID namespace feature as
"experimental." See the short-form
for a list of patches, or the
for the details.
As of this writing, a very small number of post-rc3 fixes has been merged
into the mainline git repository.
The current stable 2.6 release is 184.108.40.206, released on
November 16. A couple of days earlier,
Greg Kroah-Hartman had started a
new stable update review with this note:
Ok, I've been slacking
on the -stable front for a bit here, and didn't realize how far behind I've
gotten. Everyone has been sending patches in, which is great, but now we
are facing a HUGE 114 patch release.
As a way of making life
easier for reviewers, he split those patches into several distinct chunks,
each of which has now come out as a stable release. So we have 220.127.116.11 (core kernel changes),
18.104.22.168 (architecture-specific fixes),
22.214.171.124 (network drivers),
126.96.36.199 (other drivers),
188.8.131.52 (filesystems), and
184.108.40.206 (security fixes - but note that
there are security-related fixes in the other updates too). The 220.127.116.11
update, featuring 29 patches, is in the review
For older kernels: 18.104.22.168 was
released on November 16 with (only) security fixes. The 22.214.171.124 release,
with a couple dozen fixes, is in the review
process as of this writing.
For ancient kernels: 126.96.36.199 was released on
November 17 with a handful of fixes. 2.4.36-pre2 was also released
with many of the same fixes.
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