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    There it finally is (or rather - I'm currently uploading the tar-file and
    patches, and the mirrors are hopefully busily pushing out the git tree
    that is already updated).

    There's not a lot to be said about the changes since -rc6: the shortlog
    (appended) tells the whole story, and it's really mostly a lot of
    one-liners or other really small changes. Bugs fixed, but nothing that
    stands out in my mind.

    So go get it. It's one of those rare "perfect" kernels. So if it doesn't
    happen to compile with your config (or it does compile, but then does
    unspeakable acts of perversion with your pet dachshund), you can rest easy
    knowing that it's all your own d*mn fault, and you should just fix your
    evil ways.

    You could send me and the kernel mailing list a note about it anyway, of
    course. (And perhaps pictures, if your dachshund is involved. Not that
    we'd be interested, of course. No. Just so that we'd know to avoid it next


    Originally posted by Phoronix News
    November 29, 2006 -- The Linux 2.6.19 kernel has been released! As said by Linus Torvalds, this is a rare "perfect" kernel. Among the changes since the Linux 2.6.18 kernel is clustering GFS2 filesystem, Ecryptfs, and the first experimental snapshot for EXT4. Grab it and share your experiences over at the Phoronix Forums.
    Michael Larabel

  • #2
    What does Linus mean by "perfect" kernel?


    • #3
      Answered my own question.

      "Is There Perfection in The Linux Kernel?"

      I guess Linus was fairly clear in what he meant, I just didn't get his humor. *shrug*


      • #4
        I compiled the other day and the kernel works great so far. The only thing that threw me off is that my config from 2.6.18 did not work because the S-ATA related drivers are kept in a different spot.

        What I find interesting from that article though, is the FC7 may use ext4? That seems kind of early, since it's still incredibly experimental. Must be rather solid if they are considering jumping on that bandwagon so quickly.


        • #5
          i agree the new kernel does seem very positive. standby/resume support is much more robust on my dell laptop. although saying that im not really utilising any of the new features.

          worth taking the time to compile.


          • #6
            I am having some problems with the new kernel:
            My Audigy2 did lose its line-in support. And I do need line in to be able to use my TV-card with TVTime... I do have a lot less options to configure my soundcard in alsamixer when using the brand new kernel. Using the different rc versions till rc5 I did have no problems at all...
            Anyone having the same problems? Anyone knowing how to solve it?


            • #7

              Linux is now out:

              We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the kernel.
              It's an assortment of fixes with a couple security related:

              a526d58e: do_coredump() and not stopping rewrite attacks? (CVE-2006-6304)
              ad8ca99c: TOKENRING: Remote memory corruptor in ibmtr.c

              The diffstat and short summary of the fixes are below.

              I'll also be replying to this message with a copy of the patch between
              2.6.19 and, as it is small enough to do so.
              Michael Larabel