The current development kernel is 2.6.36-rc1
, released (without
announcement) on August 15. A number of patches have been merged since last week's merge window summary
see below for the most significant of them. Overall, the headline additions to
2.6.36 look to be the AppArmor security module, a new suspend mechanism
which might -
or might not - address the needs of the Android project, the LIRC infrared
controller driver suite, a new
, and the fanotify
hooks for anti-malware
is available for those who want all the details.
A handful of patches have been merged since 2.6.36-rc1; they include parts
of the VFS scalability patch set by Nick Piggin. We'll take a closer look
at those patches for next week's edition.
Stable updates: The 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11 updates were released on
August 13. Greg notes that the 2.6.34 updates are coming to an end,
with only one more planned. There is another 2.6.27 update in the review
process as of this writing; the future of 2.6.27 updates appears to be
short as well, given that Greg can no longer boot such old kernels on any
hardware in his possession.
Previously, the 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, and 188.8.131.52 updates came out on August 10.
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