Linus Torvalds heeft een nieuwe versie van de 2.6.0 Linux Kernel vrijgegeven met test10 als extra toevoeging. Het changelog is nog maar 65 KB groot en de release notes zien er als volgt uit:
It's been almost a month between test9 and test10, with a constant but diminishing trickle of small patches. The full changes are slightly larger than I was hoping for, but considering that the patch is barely over 100kB compressed for a month worth of work, I'm still fairly pleased.
There is still something strange going on that seems to be triggered by preemption, so for now we suggest not enabling CONFIG_PREEMPT if you want the highest stability. On the other hand, I'd love to have more testing, so that we can try to figure out what the pattern is - but please mention explicitly that you ran with preemption if you have problems.
Quite a lot of the -test10 patches are one-liners and quite trivial. I've tried to be quite strict in patch acceptance, so the changes are largely fixes for things that can crash the machine, and they are also of the type "this can't possibly break anything". But hey, we all know that theory and practice don't always match
I'm planning/hoping on basically turning this over to Andrew, and let him decide to make the final 2.6.0 or not. Timing-wise Andrew is apparently going to be off for a few weeks, so regardless of whether this turns out to be rock solid or not, we'll have a few weeks of final testing before that were to happen. Which means that I might still end up making a test11 if Andrew hasn't come back and we find something that warrants it.
Btw, I'm happy to say that maintainers have been self-policing themselves quite admirably. Thanks to everybody involved.
The changelog gives more details, but the bigger things here are various networking fixes, and the SCSI layer being better at refcounting some data structures (the oopses on USB storage removal that some people have seen should hopefully be fixed).
[ Btw, I tried to come up with a good name for this release. But the fact is, that as Scott Adams has so often pointed out, you can't do much better than "weasel" when it comes to funny. Ever since the "greased weasel" series of kernel releases I have been stuck for a good name.
This release is tentatively called the "stoned beaver" release (beavers are _almost_ as good as weasels, as I'm sure Scott Adams would agree).
If you feel strongly about the issue, please send your votes and ideas to "firstname.lastname@example.org", I'm sure somebody will find your insight fascinating.
Thank you in advance. ]
Linus[break]De volgende downloads zijn beschikbaar:
Volledige kernel (Bzip2 Tarball)
Patch voor 2.6.0-test9 (Bzip2 Tarball)