The current 2.6 kernel is 2.6.2-rc1
, which was announced
by Linus on January 20.
A massive set of patches was merged into this release;
included therein is a new Qlogic SCSI driver, a bunch of USB work,
infrastructural work to better support hotplug block devices, several
architecture updates, some I/O scheduler work, a rework of the
PCMCIA drivers, sysfs support for several new types of devices, an XFS
update, and much more. See the long-format
for the details.
The latest kernel from Andrew Morton, as of this writing, is 2.6.1-mm5. Recent additions to the -mm tree
include a working modular IDE implementation, improved x86 CPU type
selection options, a user-mode Linux update, and many other fixes.
The current 2.4 kernel is 2.4.24. Marcelo released 2.4.25-pre5 on January 15; a "deadly
mistake" there forced the release of 2.4.25-pre6 one day later. The 2.4.25
prepatches have been getting steadily smaller; there may be a release
candidate coming in the near future.
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