The 2.6.26 merge window is open
, so there is no current 2.6
development release. See the article below for a summary of the patches
merged for 2.6.26 so far.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.25-mm1. Recent changes to
-mm include some read-copy-update enhancements and the OLPC architecture
support code, but mostly -mm is just getting ready for the big flow of
patches into the mainline. See the -mm merge plans document for
Andrew's plans for 2.6.26.
The current stable 2.6 kernel is 2.6.25, released on April 16.
After nearly three months of development and the merging of over 12,000
patches from almost 1200 developers, this kernel is now considered ready
for wider use. Highlights of this release include the ath5k (Atheros
wireless) driver, a bunch of realtime work including realtime group
scheduling, preemptable RCU,
LatencyTop support, a number
of new ext4 filesystem
features, support for the controller area network
protocol, more network namespace work, the return of the timerfd() system call, the page map patches (providing much
better information on system memory use), the SMACK security module, better
kernel support for Intel and ATI R500 graphics chipsets, the memory use controller, ACPI
thermal regulation support, MN10300 architecture support, and much more.
See the KernelNewbies
2.6.25 page for lots of details, or the full
changelog for unbelievable amounts of detail.
126.96.36.199 was released on
April 18. It contains a relatively long list of fixes for significant
For older kernels: 188.8.131.52 was released on
April 19. "Nothing outstanding here, I've just decided to release pending fixes.
Those already running 184.108.40.206 have no particular reason to upgrade,
unless they already experience troubles in the fixed areas."
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