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Due to the holidays, Linus Torvalds was a bit late in pushing out the Linux 2.6.24-rc4 kernel, but it's now been released. The Linux 2.6.24-rc4 kernel has a few architecture updates (including x86), minor ACPI changes, driver updates (USB, IDE, SCSI, network, etc), and last but not least some file-system updates. The Linux 2.6.24-rc4 kernel release announcement can be read at Kernel Trap.
4 December 2007 - A Bit Late, But It's Here.
On Saturday, Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 2.6.24-rc3 kernel. This third release candidate for Linux 2.6.24 contains a number of small fixes and code cleanups. Linux 2.6.24-rc3 has some network driver fixes, IDE and infiniband updates, cpufreq updates, and a hwmon update. More information and the Linux 2.6.24-rc3 release announcement can be read at Kernel Trap.
18 November 2007 - Small Fixes and Cleanups - 4 Comments
After a long lifespan for the Linux 2.6.24-rc1 kernel, the second release candidate for Linux 2.6.24 is now available. The Linux 2.6.24-rc2 kernel includes architecture updates, driver updates (libata, IDE, networking), scheduler cleanups, and a number of other small changes. The release announcement can be read at LKML.
6 November 2007 - The Linux 2.6.24 Kernel
If you haven't yet upgraded to the Linux 2.6.23 kernel, another release in the Linux 2.6.22 series is now available. Greg Kroah-Hartman has pushed out the Linux 22.214.171.124 kernel, which fixes a variety of bugs. The mailing list announcement can be read here and as always the vanilla kernel can be downloaded from Kernel.org.
4 November 2007 - Linux 2.6.22 Kernel Lives On
Last night Linus Torvalds pushed out the Linux 2.6.24-rc1 Kernel, which is one large development release. Compressed, there are 11MB worth of changes, which is over twice the usual amount. These changes consist of x86 merges, a ton of new drivers (especially wireless networking), architecture improvements, file-system work, and other changes. This is one hell of a release! More details can be found in the 2.6.24-rc1 announcement.
24 October 2007 - This Is One HUGE Kernel Release! - 2 Comments
After a couple fixes since the Linux 2.6.23-rc9 kernel, Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 2.6.23 kernel. Since this last release candidate, a few bugs were fixed along with some architecture updates (MIPS, Sparc64 and BlackFin). The release announcement can be read at LKML.org. We will be delivering some Linux 2.6.23 kernel benchmarks shortly.
9 October 2007 - Let's Get Ready For 2.6.24! - 1 Comment
Kernel Trap is out with a new article that talks about recent activity on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Along with all of the other plans for the Linux 2.6.24 kernel, there is quite a bit of networking activity going on. One new feature going in is the Neptune Linux driver and extensive activity with net-2.6.24. Read all about it at Kernel Trap.
3 October 2007 - Neptune Driver & Other Network Love - 1 Comment
Due to a few trivial changes since the Linux 2.6.23-rc8 release, Linus has pushed out one last release candidate in the Linux 2.6.23 series. The Linux 2.6.23-rc9 kernel is going to have a lifespan of only a few days as the Linux 2.6.23 kernel release is expected in only a few days. In the Linux 2.6.23-rc9 announcement, Linus also mentioned that one of the first things to be merged for the Linux 2.6.24 kernel is the unified x86 architecture.
2 October 2007 - Linux 2.6.23 Coming Soon
On the horizon for the Linux 2.6.24 kernel are several driver, USB, and PCI subsystem updates. Greg Kroah-Hartman not only made news today about developing open-source drivers free of charge to companies willing to provide the needed technical information, but he has also issued the state of the Linux Driver Core, USB, and PCI subsystems. There are a number of updates planned for these three Linux subsystems that he is the maintainer of, especially for the Universal Serial Bus (USB) in the Linux 2.6.24 kernel. Greg's status reports (as of the Linux 2.6.23-rc8 kernel) for the Linux PCI, USB, and Driver Core subsystems can be read here, here, and here.
27 September 2007 - Driver, USB, and PCI Updates
The final release of the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is in the air. In the eighth Linux 2.6.23 release candidate there are new chips being supported by the sky2 network driver, signalfd simplification, and a number of other small fixes. More information on the Linux 2.6.23-rc8 kernel can be found at Kernel Trap.
24 September 2007 - Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Coming
For those using the Linux 2.6.22 kernel, the 126.96.36.199 update is now available. This update contains a single security fix for x86_64 Linux. The Linux 188.8.131.52 kernel announcement can be found on LKML.
22 September 2007
The release of the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is quickly approaching and yesterday afternoon Linus Torvalds had released the 2.6.23-rc6 kernel. Last week was the Linux Kernel Summit (this week is the X Developer Summit) and immediately prior to this summit Linus had put out the 2.6.23-rc5 kernel; however, two nasty bugs had arose in that testing release. The missing NULL pointer and a missing list terminator in ata_piix are now corrected in the 2.6.23-rc6 kernel. This release also contains a few other updates but mostly comes down to XFS, NFS, scheduler, and m32r work. Read the announcement at LKML.org.
11 September 2007
With the Linux Kernel Summit coming up next week in Europe, Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 2.6.23-rc5 kernel. The fifth release candidate for Linux 2.6.23 should fix most of the regressions out there. Linus classified the Linux 2.6.23-rc5 release as "fixing a number of generally pretty small issues." Find out more at Kernel Trap.
2 September 2007
The Linux 184.108.40.206 kernel has been released. The Linux 220.127.116.11 kernel has a number of changes that includes disabling MSI on the RS690, RD580, and RX790 chipsets and fixing a number of bugs. The Linux 18.104.22.168 release announcement can be read at GMANE.
31 August 2007
Two weeks since Linux 2.6.23-rc3, the fourth release candidate for the Linux 2.6.23 kernel is now available. This release contains an ACPI update as well as architecture updates and a variety of fixes. The 2.6.23-rc4 announcement and more details can be found at Kernel Trap.
28 August 2007
If you're still using the Linux 2.6.20 kernel, the sixteenth iteration has been released with three security fixes. The three fixes in the Linux 22.214.171.124 kernel are for the stack-based buffer overflow in the random number generator, sending arbitrary signals to a child process that is running at higher privileges, and a security problem in the drm/i915 component. The Linux 126.96.36.199 kernel announcement can be read on Google Groups.
26 August 2007
Succeeding the Linux 188.8.131.52 kernel is now the 184.108.40.206 kernel that presents just one security fix. This fix resets current->pdeath_signal on SUID binary execution. The 220.127.116.11 release announcement is available on the LKML.
21 August 2007
The Linux 18.104.22.168 kernel has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman. This release fixes a few issues along with adding the PCI ID in pata_atiixp for the ATI SB700 Southbridge. This release also contains two cpufreq on-demand fixes to increase the power savings capabilities. The Linux 22.214.171.124 release announcement can be read at LKML.
16 August 2007 - 1 Comment
The third release candidate for the Linux 2.6.23 kernel has been pushed out. Unlike the 2.6.23-rc2 kernel where there was a wealth of changes, that's not the case this time around. The Linux 2.6.23-rc3 kernel has some scheduler updates, architecture changes for SPARC64 and PowerPC, and random driver updates. Linus Torvalds announcement can be found at LWN (among other places).
13 August 2007
The Linux 126.96.36.199 kernel has been released with a number of bug fixes and security updates. Between the Linux 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 kernels there are over 50 changes. The release announcement can be read at LWN and all 2.6.22 users are encouraged to upgrade.
10 August 2007
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