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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul 2008, 13:15    Post_subject:  Linux 2.6.26
Sub_title: http://www.kernel.org/
 

The Linux Kernel Archives
http://www.kernel.org/
"The latest stable version of the Linux kernel is:
2.6.26 2008-07-13 22:44 UTC"

"tags
19 hours ago v2.6.26
8 days ago v2.6.26-rc9
2 weeks ago v2.6.26-rc8
3 weeks ago v2.6.26-rc7
4 weeks ago v2.6.26-rc6
5 weeks ago v2.6.26-rc5
6 weeks ago v2.6.26-rc4
8 weeks ago v2.6.26-rc3
2 months ago v2.6.26-rc2
2 months ago v2.6.26-rc1
2 months ago v2.6.25"

LinuxChanges
http://kernelnewbies.org/LinuxChanges
"Linux kernel version 2.6.26 Released 2008 ...

"Summary:
2.6.26 adds support for
read-only bind mounts,
x86 PAT (Page Attribute Tables),
PCI Express ASPM (Active State Power Management),
ports of KVM to IA64, S390 and PPC,
other KVM improvements including
basic paravirtualization support,
preliminar support of the future
802.11s wireless mesh standard,
much improved webcam support
thanks to a driver for UVC devices,
a built-in memory tester,
a kernel debugger,
BDI statistics and
parameters exposure in /sys/class/bdi,
a new /proc/PID/mountinfo file for
more accurate information about mounts,
per-process securebits,
device white-list for containers users,
support for the OLPC,
some new drivers and
many small improvements

"Contents

"1. Important features (AKA: the cool stuff)
.. 1. Read-only bind mounts
.. 2. KVM ported to IA64, PPC and S390
.. 3. Improved webcam support
.. 4. Wireless mesh networking (802.11s) draft support
.. 5. x86 PAT support
.. 6. Per-process securebits
.. 7. KGDB
.. 8. Device whitelist on cgroups
.. 9. Memtest
.. 10. Export BDI attributes in sysfs
.. 11. /proc/pid/mountinfo
.. 12. Generic semaphores
2. Subsystems
.. 1. Various
.. 2. Filesystems
.. 3. Networking
.. 4. Crypto
.. 5. Security
.. 6. KVM
3. Architecture-specific changes
4. Drivers
.. 1. IDE/SATA
.. 2. Networking
.. 3. Graphics
.. 4. Sound
.. 5. Input
.. 6. V4L/ DVB
.. 7. SCSI
.. 8. WATCHDOG
.. 9. HWMON
.. 10. USB
.. 11. Infiniband
.. 12. ACPI and Power Management
.. 13. MTD
.. 14. I2C
.. 15. Various"

Linux 2.6.26
http://www.uwsg.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0807.1/2470.html
From: Linus Torvalds
Date: Sun Jul 13 2008 - 18:44:36 EST

So it's been almost three months since 2.6.25
(87 days to be exact, I think),
making this a longer-than-usual release cycle.
Or maybe it just feels that way,
and we're always getting close to
three months these days.

But it's out there now.
Or rather, the git tree is out there,
and the patch/tar-ball is still uploading
as I write this.

The diffs from -rc9 are pretty small,
with with the bulk actually being
Documentation updates
(almost 80% is just added docs).
The rest tensd to be one-liners for
some regressions or
otherwise pretty small patches.

Several regressions did get fixed
in the last few days,
thanks to everybody involved.

dirstat since -rc9:

3.3% Documentation/networking/
78.5% Documentation/
2.5% arch/
2.4% drivers/net/wireless/
4.0% drivers/net/
2.0% drivers/usb/host/
2.1% drivers/usb/
9.4% drivers/
2.0% fs/
3.6% net/

and dirstat for the whole release since 2.6.25
(yeah, Documentation doesn't even
show up in the latter :^):

4.9% arch/arm/
9.0% arch/powerpc/configs/
11.8% arch/powerpc/
28.7% arch/
5.0% drivers/media/video/
9.2% drivers/media/
5.5% drivers/net/sk98lin/
6.6% drivers/net/wireless/
17.8% drivers/net/
4.8% drivers/s390/net/
5.3% drivers/s390/
49.7% drivers/
6.4% include/
5.1% net/

Have fun,

Linus

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jul 2008, 05:05    Post_subject: "idebus=" obsoleted by "vlb|pci_clock="  

Good thing I scanned through:
LinuxChanges
http://kernelnewbies.org/LinuxChanges
"Linux kernel version 2.6.26 Released 2008 ..."

I noticed this:
"4. Drivers
4.1. IDE/SATA
.. * IDE
...
.. o Mark "idebus=" kernel parameter
as obsoleted (take 2) (commit)
...
.. o Add "vlb|pci_clock=" parameter (commit)
..."

I checked the "commit" links,
then updated my onsite docs,
since I have two machines affected.

Now I can't wait for Barry to roll us a
2.6.26 kernel someday so I can try it!

Thanks,
Eddie Maddox
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jul 2008, 05:30    Post_subject: "eeepc-laptop: ..."
Sub_title: "4.13. ACPI and Power Management"
 

Also saw this:
"4.13. ACPI and Power Management
... * eeepc-laptop:
add base driver (commit),
add backlight (commit),
add hwmon fan control (commit)"

Must be somebody who needs this stuff.

Eddie Maddox
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Jul 2008, 05:49    Post_subject: One Laptop Per Child architecture support
Sub_title: 3. Architecture-specific changes
 

This might be useful:
"3. Architecture-specific changes
.. * x86
...
.. o Add One Laptop Per Child
architecture support (commit)"

"(commit)":
"x86: olpc: add One Laptop Per Child
architecture support

This adds support for OLPC XO hardware.
Open Firmware on XOs don't contain the VSA,
so it is necessary to emulate the PCI BARs
in the kernel. This also
adds functionality for running EC commands,
and a CONFIG_OLPC.

A number of OLPC drivers depend upon
CONFIG_OLPC.

olpc_ec_timeout is a hack to work around
Embedded Controller bugs."

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