The current 2.6 kernel is 2.6.3
; Linus has made no kernel releases
or prepatches in the last week. His BitKeeper repository is full, however;
it contains support for Intel's "ia32e" architecture (see below), a new
include file with prototypes for the various
functions, various network driver fixes, a UTF-8 tty mode,
dynamic PTY allocation (allowing up to a million PTY devices), sysfs
support for SCSI tapes and bluetooth devices, the "large number of groups"
patch (covered in the October 2 Kernel
), the generic kernel thread code (January 7 Kernel Page
), and a massive
number of other fixes
-- over 500 changesets in all.
It's worth noting that Linus is now using a PPC64 system as his home
machine. Before long that should result in improved support for that
architecture; meanwhile, he finds himself unable
to fix his own kernel.
The current tree from Andrew Morton is 2.6.3-mm3. Recent additions to the -mm series
include a new HFS filesystem implementation, multipath and crypto target
support in the device mapper, a big ide-scsi update, the
MODULE_VERSION macro (finally), some virtual memory tweaks, a
(read-only) UFS2 filesystem implementation, a big set of parallel port
fixes, many big architecture updates, and a large number of fixes.
The current 2.4 kernel is 2.4.25. Marcelo has started off the
2.4.26 process with 2.4.26-pre1; it contains
a small set of fixes and a fair number of networking patches, including an
SCTP update, a bonding driver update, and the nVidia Force driver.
For 2.2 users, Marc-Christian Petersen has released 2.2.26, which contains the latest security
to post comments)