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Kernel release status

The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.20-rc7, released on January 30. Says Linus: "Yes, I know I said I would only do -rc6 and then the final 2.6.20, but the thing is, the known regressions list didn't get whittled down as quickly as I hoped, and as a result we now have a -rc7." There's a fair number of fixes in this release, but not much else.

Previously, 2.6.20-rc6 was released on January 24. It includes quite a few fixes and a couple of new memory technology device (flash) drivers.

As of this writing, no patches have been added to the mainline git repository since the -rc7 release.

The current -mm tree is 2.6.20-rc6-mm3. Recent changes to -mm include a big ACPI update, a new set of dynamic tick and high-resolution timer patches, sysfs shadow directory support, a rework of page cache accounting, preemptible RCU, and a massive set of sysctl() cleanup patches.

For older kernels: 2.6.16.39 was released on January 31. It fixes a relatively small number of problems, none of which have immediately obvious security implications.


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