View Full Version : Linux Kernel and Released

Dark Star
August 17th, 2007, 01:51 PM
The version from the 2.6 stable Linux kernel branch was released last night along with the version of the 2.4 stable kernel branch. The release contains some bugfixes and new power saving functions for laptop users:

"This release has a few bugfixes so all users of the 2.6.22 series are encouraged to update to it. Especially people with laptops, they will appreciate the power savings in this release.", stated Greg Kroah-Hartman.

Changes from to

fix oops in __audit_signal_info()
direct-io: fix error-path crashes
powerpc: Fix size check for hugetlbfs
stifb: detect cards in double buffer mode more reliably
pata_atiixp: add SB700 PCI ID
PPC: Revert "[POWERPC] Add 'mdio' to bus scan id list for platforms with QE UEC"
random: fix bound check ordering (CVE-2007-3105)
softmac: Fix deadlock of wx_set_essid with assoc work
PPC: Revert "[POWERPC] Don't complain if size-cells == 0 in prom_parse()"
ata_piix: update map 10b for ich8m
CPUFREQ: ondemand: fix tickless accounting and software coordination bug
CPUFREQ: ondemand: add a check to avoid negative load calculation

The 2.6.22 Linux kernel includes features and drivers such as:

New Slab allocator: SLUB
New Wireless stack
New Firewire stack
Signal/timer events notifications through file descriptors
Blackfin architecture
Secure RxRPC sockets
Process footprint measurement facility

Graphic drivers:

pm3fb: Preliminary 2.4 to 2.6 port
New framebuffer driver (vt8623fb) for VIA VT8623
Hecuba framebuffer driver
arkfb: new framebuffer driver for ARK Logic cards
atmel_lcdfb: AT91/AT32 LCD Controller framebuffer driver
Add Sun XVR-500 framebuffer driver. (commit) and Sun XVR-2500 framebuffer driver

Network drivers:

Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand adapters driver
Marvell Libertas 8388 802.11b/g USB driver
zr364xx V4L2 driver for USB webcams based on the zr364xx chipsets

The Linux Kernel is the essential part of all Linux Distributions, responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, and basic file system management.

Linux is a clone of the Unix operating system, initially written from scratch by Linus Torvalds, assisted by a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims to achieve POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.

Source : http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/570815
Download : Mirror 1 (ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux- | Mirror 2 (ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-

September 2nd, 2007, 11:03 AM
Thanx for the info dude :)