The current development kernel is 2.6.0-test7
, which was released
by Linus on October 8. Changes
this time include a bunch of janitorial work, some IDE driver updates, a
new filesystem mount option parsing scheme, a change to how module array
parameters are declared, some video for Linux updates, an ACPI update, an
XFS update, a reserved system call for the vserver
project, and lots of fixes. See the
for the details.
As part of the announcement, Linus has stated that he is tightening up the
criteria for accepting patches.
The more interesting thing is that I and Andrew are trying to calm
down development, and I do _not_ want to see patches that don't fix
a real and clear bug. In other words, the "cleanup and janitorial"
stuff is on hold, and -test8 and then -test9 should be for
_stability_ fixes only.
The current stable kernel is 2.4.22; the last 2.4.23 prepatch was 2.4.23-pre6 on October 1.
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