The current development kernel is 2.5.33
, which was announced
by Linus on August 31.
Among other things, this
kernel includes support for the SCTP protocol, offloading of TCP
segmentation into network cards (see below), some IDE work, more memory
management and file I/O improvements from Andrew Morton, more input driver
work, and, perhaps, a floppy driver that actually works. The long format changelog
is also available.
As of this writing, Linus's BitKeeper tree includes the removal of
list_t (once again, see below), a number of memory management
changes from Andrew Morton (including the NUMA discontiguous memory patch),
more floppy driver fixes, and a number of other fixes and updates.
The current 2.5 Status Summary from Guillaume
Boissiere came out on September 4.
The current stable kernel is 2.4.19. Marcelo released 2.4.20-pre5 on August 28; it includes a
long list of fixes and a big merge from Alan Cox.
Speaking of Alan, he released 2.4.20-pre5-ac2
on September 4. It includes a number of fixes and a small bit of IDE
work, but this prepatch was aimed more at stabilizing things than adding
Alan has also released 2.2.22-rc2. It
contains more fixes than one might expect for a release candidate; among
other things, it contains some worthwhile security fixes.
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