Linux 2.6.33-rc7 Released, Still Many Regressions
Linus pushed out the Linux 2.6.33-rc7 kernel yesterday afternoon, but still even being seven release candidates into the Linux 2.6.33 kernel cycle, at least one more test release is due before we may see an official release. The number of regressions for the Linux 2.6.33 kernel is still high and is somthing that isn't pleasing Torvalds.
While the Linux 2.6.33-rc7 kernel release should lower the regression count with many fixes going in since 2.6.33-rc6 last Friday, there is also some Intel and ATI Radeon DRM driver updates still being pushed into this next major release. There is also the usual assortment of Linux driver updates.
The Linux 2.6.33-rc7 kernel release announcement can be read at LKML.org. We continue to benchmark the Linux kernel on a daily basis using Phoromatic Tracker and these kernel benchmarks can be found at kernel-tracker.phoromatic.com.
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