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Linux 2.6.37-rc5 Kernel Released

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Published on 07 December 2010 12:56 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel
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For those interested in testing out the very latest Linux kernel code, the Linux 2.6.37-rc5 kernel is now available for use.

The Linux 2.6.37-rc5 kernel just delivers on bug and regression fixes found during the Linux 2.6.37 kernel (click that link for all of the prominent details relating to this major kernel update) development cycle.

The release announcement for this Monday night kernel update can be found at LKML.org or it's also embedded below. Look for the Linux 2.6.37 kernel with its new drivers, updated open-source graphics drivers, and many other improvements to officially land right around Christmas/New Year's (Linus has done holiday kernel releases in the past going back years) or in early January if kernel regressions persist.
Well, no surprises this week. I think the bulk patch-wise are config patches (both ARM defconfig cleanups and some kconfig updates). And the rbd sysfs interface change stands out, but other than that it's mostly fairly small fixes all over.

The drm code (both radeon and intel) is still seeing more flux than I'd like, and several of the current regressions are also related to that area, so it's not done yet. But other than that things seem to be pretty calm.

The NFS readdir regression that I thought was fixed back in -rc4 wasn't, and it's not fixed here either. But we have patches now that are known to fix it, so it is pending and will happen RSN.

Anything else? I think the appended ShortLog pretty much describes it. Go forth and compile,

Linus

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