The current 2.6 development kernel is 2.6.27-rc1
by Linus on
July 28. Some 8100 changesets were merged during the 2.6.27 merge
window; see the article below for a summary. Highlights for 2.6.27 will
include lots of new drivers (including the gspca webcam drivers), support
for hardware data integrity
checking in the block layer
, support for checkpointing and restoring of
virtual machines in Xen, the ftrace tracing framework
, the tracehook
allocation in ext4, the UBIFS
, kexec jump
the extension of a number of
for safer user-space programming, the lockless page cache
(see below), and much more. See the short-form changelog
for details, or the
for lots of details.
As of this writing, no patches have been merged into the mainline
repository since the 2.6.27-rc1 release.
The current stable 2.6 kernel remains 2.6.26; there have not yet
been any updates to this kernel, though the word is that the pile of
patches for such an update is growing.
126.96.36.199 was released on
July 28 with a number of networking-related fixes, some of which
appear to address severe problems. 188.8.131.52, with a long list of
fixes, was released on July 24.
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