Due to a few trivial changes since the Linux 2.6.23-rc8 release
, Linus has pushed out one last release candidate in the Linux 2.6.23 series. The Linux 2.6.23-rc9 kernel is going to have a lifespan of only a few days as the Linux 2.6.23 kernel release is expected in only a few days. In the Linux 2.6.23-rc9 announcement
, Linus also mentioned that one of the first things to be merged for the Linux 2.6.24 kernel is the unified x86 architecture.