The current development kernel is 2.5.34
by Linus on September 9. People
who had trouble with 2.5.33 may want to give this one a try; it has some
important per-CPU fixes, and the floppy driver is said to really
work this time. Also included is a bunch of block I/O work from Al Viro,
memory management work from Andrew Morton, a JFS update, and quite a few
other fixes and updates. The long-format
is available, as usual. Note that this kernel has a bug
which can cause IDE partitions to disappear.
Linus's BitKeeper tree, which may be 2.5.35 by the time you read this,
contains a large set of patches including a new sys_exit_group() system call (more
thread work by Ingo Molnar), a major merge of IDE code from the 2.4-ac tree
(which, according to Alan Cox, works "better
than expected," but one should still be careful), yet more VM changes via
Andrew Morton (see below), and a number of other fixes and updates.
The current 2.5 status summary from Guillaume
Boissiere came out on September 10.
The current stable kernel is 2.4.19. Marcelo released 2.4.20-pre6 on September 10; it
adds a number of updates and a couple of bugs which make it fail to compile
or boot for a number of users.
Alan Cox's current prepatch is 2.4.20-pre5-ac5, which is given over mostly to
new IDE code. "You can now load ide pci drivers at boot time or as
modules. Don't try unloading the modules yet"
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