Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2007 19:06 UTC, submitted by FreeRhino
Linux Linus Torvalds has announced the first release candidate for version 2.6.22 of the Linux kernel, noting that the changelog itself for this release is just too big to put on the mailing list. According to the kernel-meister himself: "The diffstat and shortlogs are way too big to fit under the kernel mailing list limits, and the changes are all over the place. Almost seven thousand files changed, and that's not double-counting the files that got moved around. Architecture updates, drivers, filesystems, networking, security, build scripts, reorganizations, cleanups... You name it, it's there."
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It is 2.6.16, take a look:

And about the state of the kernel, i am agree, things start to fail to compile and i get more kp than ever, it is time to think about the 2.7 brainstorming. I removed the 2.6.20 from ubuntu feisty for recompiling myself 2.6.18. I keep 2.6.18 on my gentoo box too, after that 2.6.18, my system is unstable (i dont use beryl, thats pure kernel panic)

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smitty Member since:

I would really, really hate it if they went back to a 2.7 release like they did with 2.5. I don't think I'm alone here either.

You never really answered my question. If the new kernels are so unstable then why not just use 2.6.16? It probably gets just as much attention as 2.6 would if they started a 2.7 branch.

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