The current 2.6 kernel is 2.6.0
. Linus released the second 2.6.1
release candidate on January 6 without an announcement; the
(relatively small) list of changes can be seen in the long-format changelog
) had been released on
December 31. It included quite a few fixes, along with a couple of
internal API changes (see below), the restoration of the old
formatting, the ability to compile with
on embedded systems, message signaled interrupt support
(covered here last August
), and extensible
firmware interface (EFI) support.
Linus's BitKeeper tree contains a very small number of fixes added since
2.6.1-rc2 came out.
The latest tree from Andrew Morton is 2.6.1-rc1-mm2. Recent additions of interest
include the laptop mode patch (see below), a mechanism for rate-limiting
printk() messages, a number of architecture updates, and a great
The current 2.4 kernel is 2.4.24, released by Marcelo on January 5.
Unusually, Marcelo deferred the patches in the 2.4.24 prepatches and
released a kernel containing only the mremap() and RTC security
fixes and a couple of other small repairs.
The previous 2.4.24 prepatches have been reissued (with the addition of
some ext2/ext3 filesystem updates, a number of architecture updates, and
various other fixes) as 2.4.25-pre4.
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