Enterprise Linux Log

Jun 18 2007   8:34AM GMT

GPL mudslinging, flame war have no effect on Linux kernel schedule

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The chippy Linus Torvalds was at it again today, but not in the way you might think given all of the back and forth over the GPL these past few weeks. Instead, Torvalds was hitting up the Linux Kernel Mailing List with news that Linux v2.6.22-rc5 is now available!

In a stunning turn of events, I’ve actually been able to make another -rc release despite all the discussion (*cough*flaming*cough*) about other issues, and we now have a brand-spanking-new Linux 2.6.22-rc5 release out there!

As usual, you get *five* kernels for the price of one! You can get the tar-ball, the patches, or the git tree. And the tar-balls and patches come not just in the old gzipped format, you can have them bzip2’d too! So you have an incredible selection of kernels to choose from, fresh from the oven!

By a happy turn of events, we have even succeeded in solving a number of annoying regressions! Special thanks go to Tejun Heo, who worked night and day, and finally reproduced and fixed the odd suspend/resume problems in the ATA layer that got introduced by some previous cleanups.

Getting back to a more serious note, Torvalds said he’s “a bit unhappy with the pure *volume* of changes this late in the game.”

“Yeah, the *bulk* of the patch is things like PA-RISC, Blackfin and the libertas driver, but I really *really* wish people would also more obviously be working on the regression list,” he said.

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