It's just shy of one week since Linus Torvalds had released the Linux 2.6.27-rc2
, but last night the third release candidate was pushed out. Linus only notes to major changes with the Linux 2.6.27-rc3 kernel and that is the architecture include files continue to be migrated to their new naming/folder convention and the integration of the new Atheros wireless driver.
Late last month Atheros had released the ath9k 802.11n WiFi driver
for their AR5418+AR5133, AR5416+AR5133, AR5416+AR2133, AR9160, AR9280, and AR9281 chipsets. This open-source driver has now been pushed into the mainline Linux kernel.
The Linux 2.6.27-rc3 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org