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Kernel version status

Greg Korah-Hartmann released the longterm kernel and the stable kernel version

Paul Gortmaker has released long-term kernel version and Willy Tarreau released kernel version last year, postponing the potential discontinuation of series 2.4 to the end of 2011.

In brief


  • Shortly after Linux 2.6.37 was released, Luis R. Rodriguez made available a new version of compat-wireless, which provides older kernel versions with the network drivers of the new kernel.
  • The main developer of the Linux kernel's RCU (Read Copy Update) code is writing a book about parallel programming, which is important for multi-core and multi-processor systems; having initially wanted to release the book once it is finished, the programmer came to the conclusion that it will probably never be truly completed and has, therefore, announced that he will release it in various formats including sources.
  • In his "XFS status updates" for November and December 2010, Christoph Hellwig provides an overview of the latest XFS developments.
  • When announcing real-time kernel version, Thomas Gleixner indicated that this is likely to be the last update in the 33-rt series, and that the next RT kernel will probably be based on Linux 2.6.37.

Kernel environment ("plumbing layer"), userland drivers, developer tools, ...

  • Junio C Hamano has released Git versions and 1.7.4-rc1; the release email for the latter provides an overview of the advances in store for 1.7.4.
  • Douglas Gilbert has completed lsscsi 0.24.
  • Before Christmas, Kay Sievers already released Udev 165.

Further background information about the developments in the Linux kernel area can be found in the archives or by using by using the search function at The H Open Source. New editions of Kernel Logs are also mentioned on and Twitter via "@kernellog2". The Kernel Log author also posts updates about various topics which eventually tend to find their way into the Kernel Log on and Twitter via "@kernellogauthor".

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