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linux-2.6 2.6.18 status
2.6.18-4 was uploaded on Sunday and should be soonest available after dinstall run for most archs. The ia64 build failure is fixed in svn thanks to Thiemo Seufer (ths). alpha is waiting for an updated gcc (see patch in #397139). s390 is currently broken by vserver, patch is awaited soon. linux-latest will be updated tomorrow and expect soon a 2.6.18-5, once those issues are cleared.
linux-image-2.6.18-2- is the Debian kernel team stabilized kernel. Please install it and report eventual bugs. If you know a patch from Linus git tree that fixes your problem even better name it. Thanks for your testing!
We had been quite busy to feed stable with patches that fit the Documentation/stable_kernel_rules.txt. Goodies like Xen, drm-i965 or ahci backport are shared with Fedora Core 6 release. Beyond that for example the r8169 patch series or ccisss support for 2 TB volumes got backported. Out of reach are destabilizing patches like the new 2.6.19 ACPI patches. Further backports are planed for the SUSE reiserfs 2.6.19 patches and vorlon has a fix in the pipe for the vga console driver on alpha.