The current 2.6 kernel is 2.6.6-rc3
, which was announced
by Linus on April 27. New
patches this time around include an NTFS update, some generic snapshot
support code for filesystems (taken from XFS), a CPU frequency control
update, TCP "Vegas" congestion avoidance, a new single-threaded mode for
workqueues, a CIFS update, various architecture updates, and lots of fixes.
See the long-format changelog
Linus hopes to have a final 2.6.6 release out by the end of the week.
Linus's BitKeeper tree contains, as of this writing, a set of XFS patches
and a few other fixes.
The current prepatch from Andrew Morton is 2.6.6-rc2-mm2. Recent additions to -mm include
a set of reiserfs patches (see below), some more ext3 block reservation
work, a "tickless" timer mode for the S/390 architecture, hotplug CPU
support for ia-64 systems, and lots of fixes.
The current 2.4 prepatch is 2.4.27-pre1, released by Marcelo on April 22. This
prepatch merges the 2.6 serial ATA drivers, but otherwise restricts itself
to fixes and small updates. According to Marcelo, the serial ATA update is
the last big change that will go into 2.4.x.
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