The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.25-rc1
by Linus on
February 10. It is a huge patch. Among many
other things, 2.6.25 will have realtime group scheduling, preemptible RCU
, LatencyTop support
, a bunch of
ext4 filesystem enhancements
the controller area network
protocol, Atheros wireless support, the reworked timerfd()
call, the page map
the SMACK security module
the container memory use
, the ACPI thermal regulation API,
and support for the MN10300/AM33 architecture. See the short-form changelog
for lots of details,
for more detail than anybody can cope with.
As of this writing, a few dozen small fixes have gone into the mainline git
repository since the -rc1 release.
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 220.127.116.11, released on February 10.
This update contains a single patch fixing the vmsplice()
vulnerability. 18.104.22.168 was
released - with a rather longer list of fixes - on February 8.
For older kernels: 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 both come out on
February 10; they, too, contain the vmsplice() fix. 188.8.131.52 was released on
February 8 with a few dozen fixes. And 184.108.40.206, also with quite a few
fixes, came out on February 6.
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