Linus has released the 2.6.25 kernel. After nearly three months of development and the merging of over 12,000 patches from almost 1200 developers, this kernel is now considered ready for wider use. Highlights of this release include the ath5k (Atheros wireless) driver, a bunch of realtime work including realtime group scheduling, preemptable RCU, LatencyTop support, a number of new ext4 filesystem features, support for the controller area network protocol, more network namespace work, the return of the timerfd() system call, the page map patches (providing much better information on system memory use), the SMACK security module, better kernel support for Intel and ATI R500 graphics chipsets, the memory use controller, ACPI thermal regulation support, MN10300 architecture support, and much more. See the KernelNewbies 2.6.25 page for lots of details, or the full changelog for unbelievable amounts of detail.

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