The current development kernel is 2.5.65
, which was released
by Linus on March 17. It
includes a bunch of scheduler work (see last
week's LWN kernel page
), some IDE work, some devfs trimming, NUMA
updates, a PCI update, a number of kbuild updates (including the
long-awaited GTK front end for "make xconfig"), various architecture
updates, and a long list of other fixes.
has the details.
Linus's BitKeeper tree includes an interesting patch which makes the "magic
sysrq" functionality available to remote users (via
/proc/sysrq-trigger), a PA-RISC update, and a small number of
fixes and performance improvements.
The current prepatch from Alan Cox is 2.5.65-ac1, which adds a small set of new
The current stable kernel is 2.4.20; Marcelo has released no 2.4.21
prepatches since 2.4.21-pre5, which came out
on February 27.
Note that 2.4.20 contains a local root
vulnerability; if you are running systems with untrusted users, you
should apply an update from your vendor or the patch supplied with the
Alan Cox has released 2.2.25, which contains the ptrace vulnerability fix
(and nothing else).
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