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Old 04-04-2004, 04:31 AM   #1
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Kernel 2.6.5 released.


The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is: 2.6.5 2004-04-04 04:17 UTC F V VI C Changelog

F = full source, V = view patch, VI = view incremental, C = current changesets

I hate when this happens and I'm at work.

Don't forget the kernel comes with a nice README file. Also check out the new and improved Kernel Rebuild Guide formerly the Kernel-HOWTO.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 05:55 AM   #2
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Omg, this makes me so angry. I spent the last 45minutes going through and compiling 2.6.4.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 08:05 AM   #3
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So tell me, if your kernel is working properly and you have all the drivers installed, why does a patch level up matter? Maybe the last patch before 2.7 Developmental comes along... but that won't be for a while.
 
Old 04-04-2004, 09:46 AM   #4
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Any security holes which have been found should / will have been fixed.
Any bugs found in drivers etc will have been fixed.
There may be new features / drivers to speed up your hardware....

Check the changelog (see first post) to see what sort of stuff changes in each point release. There's quite a lot been done in this release if the size of the changelog is anything to go by.

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Old 04-05-2004, 02:19 AM   #5
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So tell me, if your kernel is working properly and you have all the drivers installed, why does a patch level up matter? Maybe the last patch before 2.7 Developmental comes along... but that won't be for a while.

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From: Linus Torvalds [email-blocked]
To: Kernel Mailing List [email-blocked]
Subject: Linux v2.6.5
Date: 	Sat, 3 Apr 2004 19:51:15 -0800 (PST)


Soma more architecture updates, and a few fixes for silly broken stuff in 
-rc3. And an ALSA update.

And I'll be offline for a week, so have fun with this, and if you get the
shakes because you want to compile a new kernel every day, there's 
always the -mm tree to play with while I'm gone.. 

		Linus
So to answer your questions, it cures the shakes.

Last edited by /bin/bash; 04-05-2004 at 02:21 AM.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:08 AM   #6
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What is that "shake" thing you are talking 'bout?
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:31 AM   #7
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Spazing out over not having the bleeding edge kernel ;-)
 
  


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