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Linux 2.6.25-rc6 Kernel Released

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Published on 17 March 2008 09:36 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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With just about a week passing since Linux 2.6.25-rc5, the sixth release candidate for the upcoming Linux 2.6.25 kernel has been released. Most changes in Linux 2.6.25-rc6 deal with architecture, documentation, and driver updates. One note about this release is that the Linux 2.6.25 kernel now has the device ID AHCI support for the upcoming NVIDIA MCP7B motherboard chipset.

Last night David Airlie has requested Linus pull from the drm-fixes branch in time for the Linux 2.6.25 final release. Among other changes, this branch contains fixes for the RS690 + 2.6.25-rc3 DRM + xf86-video-ati hang, VIA fixes for a few upstream bugs, and new ATI card support in the DRM. The card support is a new RS690 PCI ID and adjusting that RV550 GPUs are based upon the RV530 series (not RV515). David's mailing list message can be read at SourceForge and the drm-fixes git branch can be viewed using the Kernel gitweb.

The Linux 2.6.25-rc6 kernel release announcement can be read on LKML.org. It looks like the Linux 2.6.25 final kernel will be out in late March or early April.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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