The current 2.6 development kernel is 2.6.27-rc9
on October 6.
Says Linus: "I know, I know, I said that -rc8 was supposed to be the
last -rc, and that I'd release 2.6.27 this weekend. I lied. Sue me. I
merged two subtle regression fixes today, and while both looked perfectly
fine and had been tested by the people involved in the regressions, I just
couldn't bring myself to then just slap a 'v2.6.27' on it without some more
" Expect the final 2.6.27 release in the near future.
It is worth noting that, as of this writing, 2.6.27 does not contain
a fix for the e1000e hardware corruption bug. What it does contain,
though, is a series of patches which will prevent that bug from actually
damaging the hardware. That makes the kernel safer to run, which is an
important step in the right direction.
No stable kernel releases have been made over the last week. As of
this writing, though, there were large updates for the 2.6.25 and 2.6.26
kernels in the review process.
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