The current 2.6 kernel is 220.127.116.11
the availability of the
2.6.8 allegedly stable kernel on August 13.
Unfortunately, it turned out to be a true "Friday the 13th" release with a
fatal bug in the NFS code, so 18.104.22.168 was rushed out to fix it. This
is the first time that the kernel has used a four-entry version number.
Changes since -rc4 include the "Khazad" crypto algorithm, some added
permissions checking on raw SCSI commands from user space (see below), and
of the fcntl()
file operations method. For those just tuning in,
changes from 2.6.7 include snapshot and mirror support in the
device mapper, unbelievable numbers of "sparse" annotations, a bunch of
read-copy-update performance improvements, 64-bit SuperH support, some
security fixes, a reworked symbolic link lookup mechanism (which will
eventually enable raising the maximum link depth), and lots of fixes. The
has the details; the
is also out there for the
No patches have been added to Linus's BitKeeper repository since the
The current prepatch from Andrew Morton is 22.214.171.124-mm1. Recent changes to -mm include kprobes
("Generally we prefer to not merge infrastructure into the kernel
unless it has in-kernel users. kprobes is exceptional, in that its
applications are all custom-written to solve a particular
problem."), the removal of the single-array scheduler patch, a waitid()
system call implementation, and lots of fixes.
The current 2.4 prepatch is 2.4.28-pre1, which was released by Marcelo on August 15.
Additions include a big serial ATA update, the Khazad crypto algorithm,
some networking updates, and a handful of fixes.
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