The current 2.6 kernel is 2.6.5
; there have been no 2.6.6 prepatches
yet. Linus's BitKeeper repository is overflowing with patches for 2.6.6,
however, including much of the material from 2.6.5-mc4
, the last "merge candidate" tree from
Andrew Morton. A great deal of new stuff is going into 2.6.6; see the
separate article below for more information.
The current -mm tree is 2.6.5-mm5; recent
additions to -mm include more CPU scheduler work, some of Hugh Dickins's
"prepare for object-based reverse mapping" patches (see below), a new
memory binding API for NUMA systems, and lots of fixes.
The current 2.4 kernel is 2.4.26, which was released on April 14. Among other things,
this release includes the fix for the
iso9660 filesystem buffer overflow vulnerability. Overall, changes in
2.4.26 include the "forcedeth" nVidia Ethernet driver, a big bonding
network driver rework, a lot of XFS work, various architecture updates
(including Intel "IA32e" support), TCP
Westwood support, an ACPI update, and lots of fixes.
Users of x86_64 systems may want to note that, as of 2.4.26, no more development will be done for that
architecture in 2.4.
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