[arch-dev-public] kernel26 moved, announcement draft

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sat May 24 05:54:59 EDT 2008

I'm sorry I didn't think about it earlier, but it was time for the 
kernel to be moved, so I did it. So this is (perhaps a little late), a 
draft for the announcement:

Linux 2.6.25 moves to core

It took much longer than usual, I'm sorry for that, but kernel26 can now 
be moved to core. Here are the changes:

- Configuration has been reviewed completely, some more drivers have 
been enabled, configurations for both architectures are now in sync
- IO accounting has been enabled, this makes it possible to use iotop
- Cleaned up the kernel patches, everything is now in one big -ARCH 
patch, for details look at 


- The USB subsystem can now only be accessed by GPL kernel modules. 
Therefore, the slmodem USB module does no longer work. I compiled the 
slmodem package without the slusb.ko module, I have no idea if this is 
still useful.
- martian no longer compiles, I have no idea why and didn't find a fix 
for it.
- Some users report that their iwl4965 is broken in 2.6.25, while others 
say it works fine. See these two bug reports: 
http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10389, http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/10442

I advise all affected users to keep a copy of the old kernel26 and 
module packages or not to update at all.

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