[arch-announce] Kernel in Core

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 14:38:56 EST 2008

After a testing phase kernel has been moved to Core where it
replaces version

Some of the most visible changes for users include:
* more mac80211-based wireless drivers added
* tickless support for x86_64
* uvesafb; support for ATI Xpress 200M and Mac framebuffers
* ACPI usage in libata
* SATA port multipliers support
* NCQ support on MCP51/MCP55/MCP61 chipsets (add 'swncq=1' to the
kernel boot commandline)
* SDIO support
* ability to use any kernel version to resume a hibernated system
* read-only --bind mounts
* tons of bugfixes and improvements

A detailed human-readable changelog is available at KernelNewbies Wiki:

The kernel26- package includes an important security fix
(local user privilege escalation).
Everyone is encouraged to upgrade, especially on a system with ssh accounts.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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