The current 2.6 development kernel is 2.6.31-rc1, released by Linus on June 24. "There's a lot in there, but let me say that as far as the whole merge
window has gone, I've seldom felt happier merging stuff from people. I'm
really hoping it isn't just a fluke, but people kept their git trees
clean, and while there were a couple of times that I said "no, I'm not
going to merge that", on the whole this was a really painless merge window
for me." Linus did say that he is likely to still merge the S+Core
architecture (score) as it only touches the MAINTAINERS file
outside of its tree.
The significant changes for 2.6.31 include performance counters, character devices in user space
(CUSE), kernel modesetting for Radeon hardware, kmemleak and kmemcheck, fsnotify (which
provides a common implementation for dnotify and inotify), along with a
vast quantity of drivers of various sorts.
See the long-format
changelog for all the details.
There have been no stable updates in the last week, nor are there any
stable patches out for review.
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