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Kernel release status

The current development kernel is 3.3-rc4, released on February 18, a couple of days later than might have been expected. "This time the reason for the delay is that we spent several days chasing down a nasty floating point state corruption that happens on 32-bit x86 - but only if you have a modern CPU (why are you using 32-bit kernels?) that supports the AES-NI instructions. And then you have to enable support for them *and* use a wireless driver that uses it. The most likely reason for that is using the mac80211 infrastructure with WPA with AES encryption (ie usually WPA2)." There's lots of other fixes as well, of course; the short-form changelog can be found in the announcement.

Stable updates: the 3.0.22 and 3.2.7 stable updates were released on February 20; they contain the usual list of important fixes.


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