The current development kernel remains 2.6.31-rc3
; no kernel
prepatches have been released in the last week. Patches continue to flow
into the mainline repository, though, and the -rc4 release may be out by
the time you read this.
The current stable kernel is 22.214.171.124, released (along with 126.96.36.199) on July 19.
contain a number of security-relevant fixes, including some inspired by
the recent NULL-pointer exploit. Note that users have reported
boot-time problems with 188.8.131.52; it seems that this kernel ran afoul of a GCC 4.2 bug which causes
it to be miscompiled.
184.108.40.206, the first 2.4
update in some time, was released on July 19. This release, too, was
motivated by the NULL pointer exploit; it also fixes some serious problems
with the r8169 network driver.
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