Linux 2.6.26-rc4 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 27 May 2008 at 08:53 AM EDT. 1 Comment
With the Linux 2.6.26-rc4 kernel announcement Linus Torvalds goes on a bit of a rant surrounding users with a 32-bit x86 kernel but using PAE/HIGHMEM64G for supporting a greater memory capacity in excess of 4GB, but when you should be using the x86_64 kernel. However, for those of you in this situation, the Linux 2.6.26-rc4 kernel has a fix that should prevent some headaches caused by fallout from the recent PAT fix/cleanup patches.

Aside from the fix for HIGHMEM64G users, the Linux 2.6.26-rc4 kernel has many driver updates along with CIFS/NFS/arch changes. This release does revert the DRM / vBlank work due to some unexpected fallout.
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