The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.7-rc3
, which was announced
by Linus on June 7. Changes
include vast numbers of __user
annotations (see last week's Kernel Page
), some architecture
updates, an NTFS update, an input driver update, some memory management
fixes, the removal of IDE tagged command queueing support (which never did
work properly), AGP updates, CPU frequency controller updates, and lots of
fixes. The long-format changelog
Linus's BitKeeper repository includes more __user annotations and
various fixes. Things appear to be settling down for the 2.6.7 release.
The current prepatch from Andrew Morton is 2.6.7-rc3-mm1. Recent additions to -mm
include a big, general-purpose bitmask library for use in CPU masks and
such, some kernel debugger improvements, the NX no-execute support patch,
message-signaled interrupt support for x86_64, some VM tweaks, a big SiS
framebuffer update, device mapper support for snapshots and mirroring, and
lots of fixes.
The current 2.4 prepatch is 2.4.27-pre5, which was announced by Marcelo on June 2.
This prepatch is dominated by network driver and serial ATA updates; the
rate of change seems to be slowing significantly.
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