Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kernel 2.6.27.4 Released

Within less than a week, two new stable kernel has been released by the -Stable team. We can see this phenomena from two point of view. From stability and security point of view, this is good approach. Known problems gets fixed as soon as possible and they have good mechanisms to review all the patches that were ported to the -Stable tree. This reduces possibility of a vulnerabilities gets exploited.

In other view, people who doesn't understand how big the Linux kernel project is will see that there might be problems with the development model. How come that bug can miss the testing phase from all developers around the world? I'm sure there are people who had this thought on his mind after seeing quick release in the stable kernel.

The full package can be downloaded from here while the changelog is here