The current development kernel is 2.6.32-rc3
by Linus on
October 4. Note that there was no -rc2; that version was skipped to
avoid confusion resulting from the fat-fingering of the version number in
[O]ne thing that might be worth mention (despite being fairly
small) is that there's been some IO latency tweaking in the block layer
(CFQ scheduler). I'm hoping that ends up being one of those noticeable
things, where people might actually notice better responsiveness. Give it a
One other user-visible change: by default, VFAT filesystems
are now mounted with shortname=mixed instead of
shortname=lower, preventing the downcasing of filenames when
filesystems are copied. Also notable is that Btrfs is finally able to
handle full-disk situations; we'll have to find something else to give
Chris Mason grief about.
The short-form changelog is in the announcement, or see the
full changelog for all the details.
The current stable kernel is 184.108.40.206, released on October 7. It contains a
single fix for a TTY problem that was affecting a number of users.
Previously, 220.127.116.11 was released on October 5. This is
a large stable release; from the review announcement:
is big. Yeah, really big. There are a number of areas that needed some
rework in order to get things back to working order. Like the tty layer.
Hopefully everyone can now use their usb to serial devices again without
oopsing the kernel. Xen and KVM also have reasonably big fixes, as does
the ath5k and iwlwifi drivers. One might say that the patches for the
iwlwifi drivers are a bit "bigger" than normal -stable material, but the
wifi maintainer wants them, so he can handle the fallout. XHCI (the USB
3.0 controller) also has a big update here, to get it into workable shape
to coincide with the release of the USB 3.0 developer kit. Without it, it
wouldn't be really useful. And there's a whole raft of other important
fixes as well, not to make light of them. A huge system speedup for large
boxes is also in here, for those who like running benchmarks.
expect more than the usual amount of change for a stable update.
18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 were also released on
October 5; they contain a somewhat smaller set of fixes. "This
is the last release of the 2.6.30-stable series. Everyone should now move
to the 2.6.31 kernel tree. If there are any issues preventing people from
doing this, please let me know!"
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