Linux 2.6.22 Kernel Released luglio 9, 2007Posted by linuxiano in kernel, Linux.
Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced the official release of the 2.6.22 kernel, “it’s out there now (or at least in the process of mirroring out – if you don’t see everything, give it a bit of time).” He summarized the changes since 2.6.22-rc7 [story]:
“Not a whole lot of changes since -rc7: some small architecture changes (ppc, mips, blackfin), and most of those are defconfig updates. Various driver fixes: new PCI ID’s along with some ide, ata and networking fixes (for example – the magic wireless libertas ioctl’s got removed, they may be re-added later, hopefully in a more generic form, but in the meantime this doesn’t make a release with new interfaces that aren’t universally liked).”
The previous stable kernel, 2.6.21, was released a little over two months ago on April 25’th [story]. An overview of all the changes merged into the latest version of the kernel is maintained in the Kernel Newbies wiki. Included in the list of changes are the SLUB allocator which replaced the slab allocator, a new wireless stack, a new firewire stack [story], and support for the Blackfin architecture. Source level changes can be tracked via the gitweb interface to Linus’ kernel tree.