The current 2.6 kernel is 2.6.5
, which was announced
by Linus on April 3. Changes
since -rc3 include another ALSA update, some architecture updates, and
Linus's BitKeeper repository has no new patches; he is off the net for the
week. In its place, Andrew Morton has put together a "merge candidate"
tree, the current release of which is 2.6.5-mc2. This tree contains the laptop mode
patches, a set of ReiserFS updates, IPv6 support for SELinux, the
lightweight auditing framework (see below), the POSIX message queues patch,
the fcntl() file_operations method (covered here last month), some virtual memory improvements,
non-exec stack support, various architecture updates, and lots of fixes -
207 patches in all.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.5-mm2; recent
additions to -mm include some software suspend fixes, an autofs4 update,
and more fixes. The 4G/4G virtual memory patch has been dropped for now;
it was suspected of causing some problems, and it gets in the way of the
other virtual memory work being done.
The current 2.4 prepatch is 2.4.26-rc2, which was released by Marcelo on April 5. This
patch adds a relatively small number of fixes, including adds some IDE
updates, and an XFS update.
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