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Kernel release status

The current development kernel is 2.6.38-rc6, released on February 21. Linus says:

Diff-wise, the most noticeable thing here is removal of the /proc interface from the target code (so that we don't make a release with deprecated interfaces). But ignoring that (and some arm mach/map.h cleanup patches), the diffs really are pretty small. But what is probably actually noticeable is a lot of small fixups, mostly in drivers. Nothing really exciting, I'm afraid. Or not afraid, since excitement at this stage in the -rc series is a bad thing.

The short-form changelog is in the announcement, or see the full changelog for the details.

Stable updates: the 2.6.32.29, 2.6.36.4, and 2.6.37.1 stable kernels were released on February 17. They contain lots of fixes all over the tree. Also, this will be the last of the 2.6.36.x stable kernels: "[...] you should move to the .37 kernel series as this is the last .36 kernel to be released. It's now 'end of life', 'dead', 'buried', 'pining for the fjords', or whatever term you and your company uses for things that are no more."

The 2.6.37.2 update is in the review process as of this writing. It contains 70 fixes, and should be released on or after February 24.


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