Linux 2.6.32-rc7 Kernel Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 12 November 2009 at 09:13 PM EST. Add A Comment
While there is already work building up for the Linux 2.6.33 kernel like the just talked about KMS page-flipping ioctl, we are still in the middle of the Linux 2.6.32 development cycle. Linus Torvalds has just issued the 2.6.32-rc7 release after it was delayed by another serious -- but now fixed -- regression (this time in the resume support).

The Linux 2.6.32-rc7 kernel also has various updates to the ATI Radeon kernel mode-setting support, other Linux driver updates, and small updates to EXT4 and Btrfs.

The release announcement with short change-log can be read at While not brought up in this release announcement, we would anticipate at least one or two more release candidates for the Linux 2.6.32 kernel before it goes gold.

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