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Kernel release status

The current 2.6 prepatch is 2.6.23-rc5, released by Linus on August 31, immediately prior to his departure for the kernel summit. It contains a fair number of fixes; this kernel is stabilizing but has some ground yet to cover before it is ready for release.

There have been a very small number of fixes added to the mainline git repository since the -rc5 release.

The current -mm tree is 2.6.23-rc4-mm1. Recent changes to -mm include some significant internal sysfs implementation changes, some filesystem API changes, the sysctl() re-deprecation patches, and the container memory controller patches.

The current stable 2.6 kernel is, released with a couple dozen fixes on August 30.

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