"Kernel version 38 will offer a new meshing implementation,
loads of new and improved LAN and Wi-Fi drivers, plus various minor
changes that promise to improve the network subsystem's
"All the parts in this Kernel Log mini-series can be found by
reference to the 2.6.38 tracking page.
"Early on the morning of 22 February, Linus Torvalds issued the
sixth release candidate of Linux 2.6.38. In his release email,
Torvalds mentioned a fix for a memory corruption problem –
but he said that it is rare and only two people ever saw it. There
was no indication of a final release date for 2.6.38. Usually
released on a weekly basis, the "regression reports" have recently
listed 17 unsolved problems which don't exist in 2.6.37; a further
26 flaws introduced between 2.6.36 and 2.6.37 also remain
"The Kernel Log takes the release of RC6 as an opportunity to
continue its "Coming in 2.6.38" mini series and describe the
advancements in terms of network hardware drivers and
infrastructure. The first part of our mini series described the
changes in the graphics hardware area, while the second part
covered file systems. Over the coming weeks, further articles will
discuss the kernel's storage, architecture and infrastructure code
as well as its audio, USB, and video hardware drivers."
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