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David Weinehall: Linux-kernel v2.0.39 is released!

Jan 09, 2001, 23:18 (4 Talkback[s])


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Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 23:45:46 +0100
From: David Weinehall tao@acc.umu.se
To: kernel@linuxtoday.com
Subject: Linux-kernel v2.0.39 is released!

Umea, Sweden, 2000-01-09, 23:02 CET

Today, Linux-kernel v2.0.39 was released. This is probably the last of
the v2.0 kernel-series of Linux. This release fixes a locally
exploitable attack (the ping -s 65468 syndrome), a small bug in ext2,
adds support for larger disks and fixes several minor problems in
various drivers.

This upgrade is of medium urgency, and is a recommended upgrade if you
experience problems. This kernel is only maintained, not developed, and
hence, if you miss support for hardware/software or any feature, then
you should consider upgrading to either the latest v2.2.xx kernel or
the latest v2.4.xx kernel.

The complete changelog can be found on this web-page


in the Patches section.

The kernel itself is available at:

ftp.xx.kernel.org (where xx is your country-code)

Complete tarballs (compressed with gz and bzip2 respectively):


As a patch to be applied on top of the v2.0.38 kernel-tree
(compressed with gz and bzip2 respectively):


Note that some mirrors might not keep both compression-formats.

For questions, please send mail to the address below or call me at:

+46-(0)70-6335594 (cellular phone)

Regards: David Weinehall (tao@acc.umu.se)
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