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Kernel release status

The current 2.6 prepatch remains 2.6.24-rc3. Fixes continue to flow into the mainline git repository at a relatively high rate; 2.6.24-rc4 must be due sometime in the very near future.

The current -mm tree is 2.6.24-rc3-mm2. Recent changes to -mm include the new timerfd API (see below), a number of driver core changes, a per-process capability bounding set feature, and an updated version of the SMACK security module.

The current stable 2.6 kernel is 2.6.23.9, released on November 26. There are a couple dozen or so important fixes in this update.

For older kernels: 2.6.22.14 was released on November 21.


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