Linux 2.6.24-rc4

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| Anyway, there aren't a lot of exciting changes here, but there's still a
| _lot_ more churn than I really hoped for at the -rc4 stage. Blackfin, MIPS
| and Power do stand out in the diffstats, but ARM and x86 got some updates
| too.


Multiple Stable 2.6.23 Releases

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| The stable review resulted in six stable 2.6.23.y releases. The first,
|, contained bug fixes for the core kernel code. contained
| bug fixes for architecture specific issues. *

2.6.24-rc3, Small Fixes and Cleanups

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| Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the third release candidate for the
| upcoming 2.6.24 kernel summarizing, "hmmm.. Lots of small fixes, some
| cleanups, and a few things like the cris updates that aren't really either,
| but which won't affect any normal user, and will hopefully make it easier to
| sync up in the future. Network driver fixes, some IDE and infiniband updates,
| some late cpufreq updates, and a hwmon update."


Linux v2.6.24-rc1 "humongous"

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| Linus Torvalds has just released the first release candidate of the upcoming
| 2.6.24 Linux kernel: “This may count as one of the biggest -rc releases ever.
| It’s humongous.Usually the compressed -rc1 diffs are in the 3-5MB range, with
| occasional smaller ones, and the occasional ones that top 6M, but this one is
| eleven megs.”

Microsoft's death knell for Windows Mobile

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| And of course, there's Linux - which already runs on hand-held devices
| without much fuss. That'll be in a much stronger position if and when the x86
| architecture becomes a potent part of portable life.

InfiniBand 2.6.24 Merge Plans

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| In addition to listing all patches intended for 2.6.24, Roland also listed
| two issues that would most likely wait for 2.6.25...

Linux 2.6.24 Networking Improvements

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| Kernel Trap is out with a new article that talks about recent activity on the
| Linux Kernel Mailing List.

InfiniBand/RDMA 2.6.24 Merge Plans

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| "With 2.6.24 probably opening in the not-too-distant future, it's probably a
| good time to review what my plans are for when the merge window opens," began
| Roland Dreier on the Linux Kernel mailing list.