The 2.6.39 kernel is out
; it was, as predicted, released
by Linus immediately after last
week's Edition was published. He indicated some uncertainty about whether
another -rc release would have been appropriate:
However, since I'm going to be at LinuxCon Japan in two weeks, the
choice for me ended up whether I should just release, or drag it
out *three* more weeks, or have some really messy merge window with
a break in between.
Prominent features in this release include IPset, the media controller subsystem, a couple of new
network flow schedulers, the block plugging
rework, the long-awaited removal of the big kernel lock, and more.
page, the LWN merge window
summaries (part 1, part 2, and part 3) and Thorsten
Leemhuis's summary on The H for more information about this
Stable updates: 184.108.40.206 was
released on May 21, followed by 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 on May 23. Each contains the
usual list of important fixes.
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